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Magdalena Skipper, who has been named the next editor-in-chief of the journal Nature, tells NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday that she wants to continue the trend of transparency in science.

"Transparency to the process, transparency of the results that leads scientists to make discoveries and come to their conclusions," she says.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.