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Biology’s Roiling Debate Over Publishing Research Early

Five years ago, Daniel MacArthur set out to build a massive library of human gene sequences—one of the biggest ever. The 60,706 raw sequences, collected from colleagues all over the globe, took up a petabyte of memory. It was the kind of flashy, blockbuster project that would secure MacArthur a ...

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Emmanuel Macron Will Take Over as President of France on Sunday

LONDON — Emmanuel Macron will take office as France’s next president on May 14, President François Hollande announced on Monday, a day after Mr. Macron, an independent centrist, defeated Marine Le Pen in a battle for the country’s leadership. Mr. Macron appeared beside Mr. Hollande at a ceremony at the ...

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The War Over Forensic Science Started Well Before Jeff Sessions

Forensic science—the techniques law enforcement applies to cases, CSI-style—desperately needs an overhaul. Although investigators regularly use procedures like fingerprinting, hair strand analysis, and bite mark matching, evidence of their accuracy remains scant. Worse, experts often overstate their effectiveness in court. To bolster the field’s validity, the Obama administration launched the National Commission on ...

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