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.
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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.