In a post published this week in The New York Times' Motherlode special section, TV producer-turned-freelance journalist Darlena Cunha shared her thoughts on the difficulty of dealing with the knowledge that she has a very high chance of developing breast or ovarian cancer, knowledge imparted to her as a result of BRCA1 mutation testing.

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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.

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

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

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