According to the Washington Post, FBI investigators used DNA fingerprinting to analyze the 2001 anthrax samples and to trace them back to their original lab. The investigators identified unique sections of the anthrax genome and worked their way back to Fort Detrick.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.