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Following a call from the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee for evidence on reproducibility and research integrity, and the roles different institutions play in this, BMC Research Notes partnered with the UK Reproducibility Network to provide a platform to share feedback on the topic with the wider scientific community. 

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The squiggle tail (squig) mutation in mice is associated with a deletion in the mesenchyme homeobox 1 (Meox1) gene

Jon Girard II, et al. Make the case to assign the spontaneous squiggle tail (squig) mutation in mice to a defect in the gene Meox1. They also suggest this genetic variant could serve as a model for Klippel-Feil syndrome 2 (KFS2) in humans.

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Historical records of plant-insect interactions in subarctic Finland

Leana Zoller and Tiffany M. Knight present a curated dataset of interactions between plants and insects in subarctic Finland, generated from digitizing a historical document from the late 19th century and updating the taxonomy using currently accepted nomenclature.

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