While journal editors and reviewers typically make sound choices about what manuscripts to accept or reject, a trio of researchers from the Australia, Canada, and the US report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week that a number of studies that went on to be highly cited had been rejected along the way.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.