At Science After Sunclipse, Blake Stacey expands on Sean Eddy's review of Opening Up Education, a collection of essays edited by Toru Iiyoshi and M.S. Vijay Kumar in PLoS Biology. Eddy says that the book aims to show how individuals and institutions can use digital communication to freely redistribute educational materials to anyone who wants them, but he adds that many of the current attempts don't live up to the ideal.

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Women with breast or ovarian cancer living in medically underserved regions of the US are less likely to get recommended BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic testing, according to a new study.

Three immunology researchers are to receive this year's Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the Albany Times-Union reports.

In Genome Research this week: clonal evolution analysis of acute myeloid leukemia, computational pipeline to examine relationships between bacterial pathogens, and more.

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