Mindset Shift

Tighter funding budgets and increased competition can deter researchers from sharing their data, writes Rachel Yoho, a PhD student at Arizona State University, at Nature Jobs.

"The increasingly competitive environment for grant funding, and the 'publish or perish' attitude promotes the 'mine, mine, mine' attitude among scientists," she says.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.