The New Yorker has a review of "Creation," the new movie about the life of Charles Darwin. "As a journey through Darwin’s discoveries, 'Creation' fails, although, given the intricacy and the patience of his working methods, it is hard to imagine how such a film might succeed," writes Anthony Lane.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.