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Editorial Snapshot: A question of similarity. How much is too much?

- A.P., Editor

If you have ever submitted a manuscript to an academic journal for publication, there is a chance your submission was screened for possible plagiarism. Many academic journals use a screening service, such as Similarity Check, powered by iThenticate, to detect the amount of similar text between submitted manuscripts and published articles. One question that many authors have is how much similarity is too much. Another is whether there is a cut-off level of similarity that authors should strive to be under.

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Science News: Potential IPO raises concerns about the use of genetic data

– G.A., Senior Editor

Founded in 2006, 23andMe is a pioneer in direct-to-consumer genetic testing. By submitting a saliva sample, customers are able to determine their genetic ancestry, what traits they are predisposed to, and even whether they have inherited DNA from Neanderthal ancestors.

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Editorial Snapshot: An example of the growing importance of preprints

- G.A., Senior Editor

While the publication of peer-reviewed research findings remains the gold standard for distributing ideas in the academic community, the sharing of information prior to official publication has long been done by authors. Today, many authors publish preliminary versions of research manuscripts to online preprint servers that can be accessed by other interested researchers around the world.

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Science News: Protecting artifacts of human space exploration on the Moon

– G.A., Senior Editor

As the wealthy entrepreneurs Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Elon Musk continue to funnel large portions of their personal fortunes into new technology for space exploration, interest in the possibility of humans return to the Moon as a stepping stone to eventual travel to Mars continues to grow. With the prospect of private spaceflight approaching reality, discussion of a continuous human presence on the Moon raises the issue of history and the legacy of the pioneers who conducted the first surface-based exploration of the Moon.

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