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Closing the Opening

A bill reintroduced last week by John Coyners (D-MI), called the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, would undo the NIH's requirement that NIH-funded researchers have to provide a copy of their peer-reviewed articles for deposition in PubMed Central database, Science Insider reports. The bill's supporters say the current policy hurts publisher's copyright protections while critics say it gives the public access to federally-funded research.

The Scan

Genetic Risk Factors for Hypertension Can Help Identify Those at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Genetically predicted high blood pressure risk is also associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, a new JAMA Cardiology study says.

Circulating Tumor DNA Linked to Post-Treatment Relapse in Breast Cancer

Post-treatment detection of circulating tumor DNA may identify breast cancer patients who are more likely to relapse, a new JCO Precision Oncology study finds.

Genetics Influence Level of Depression Tied to Trauma Exposure, Study Finds

Researchers examine the interplay of trauma, genetics, and major depressive disorder in JAMA Psychiatry.

UCLA Team Reports Cost-Effective Liquid Biopsy Approach for Cancer Detection

The researchers report in Nature Communications that their liquid biopsy approach has high specificity in detecting all- and early-stage cancers.