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As researchers dive into the brave new world of advanced AI chatbots, publishers need to acknowledge their legitimate uses and lay down clear guidelines to avoid abuse.
Journals have begun retracting publications with suspicious links to sites trading in author positions.
Publication requires complainants to disclose financial conflicts in the wake of controversy over Cassava Sciences’ experimental treatment simufilam.
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Guidance document calls on agencies to draft protective scientific-integrity policies for White House review within two months.
The government has abandoned its ‘zero-COVID’ policy and researchers from inside and outside the country are organizing to meet.
Scientists call for the National Science Foundation to add a question about sexual orientation to its 2023 workforce surveys.
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Messenger RNA has 64 possible triplet sequences, or codons, three of which usually terminate protein synthesis. But some organisms can use all codons to specify amino acids, thanks in part to a surprising feature of a transfer RNA.
A trio of tracers has debunked a long-held model of the origins of spring water on Mount Fuji, revealing interactions between shallow and deep aquifer layers, and providing a fresh approach for probing mountain groundwater flow.
CRISPR–Cas is a bacterial defence system that can attack invading DNA to protect host cells, or help to insert DNA safely into the genome. Structures of this latter type of CRISPR–Cas system have now been visualized.
The study of how chemical reactions work is key to the design of new reactions, but relies on hard work and expert knowledge. A machine-learning tool has been developed that could change the way this challenge is approached.
A computational resource can identify candidate protein targets for almost all members of a major class of kinase enzyme in humans, with implications for understanding cell signalling in health and disease.