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The new iteration of the US National Institutes of Health's Common Rule, which governs medical research involving people, only requires the approval of a single institutional review board for multi-site studies, as long as all the sites are in the US.

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Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.