Over at Biocurious, PhilipJ is considering the costs of publishing in terms of what his university spends on journal subscriptions. The University of Toronto spends around $10 million annually on periodicals, he writes, and is listed on nearly 6,500 publications per year.

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.