By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A bill in the House of Representatives that would have killed existing and proposed federal policies requiring that government-funded research data be published in open-access manner has been pulled by its sponsors after it raised the ire of many in the scientific community.

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