The English care.data project that would create a countrywide database of medical records has been delayed due to concerns from patients and confusion on how to opt out of the program, the Nature News Blog reports.
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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.
Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.
In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.