We'll Do It Ourselves

Scientists have long experimented on themselves — Jonas Salk gave his polio vaccine first to himself, lab researchers, and his family — and some are now seeking to report data from such experiments more widely or even begin a journal of self-experimentation, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.