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The Great Open-Access War of '07

It began with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute pressuring Elsevier to allow articles to be freely accessible within six months of publication, says Alex Palazzo on his blog. They compromised. HHMI would pay $1500 per article by an HHMI researcher and then it could go into PubMed Central after six months. Then, a Journal of Cell Biology editorial criticized HHMI for giving in to Elsevier. HHMI responded that it is trying to balance public access with scholarly freedom. The JCB editors currently have the last word, "Instead, the public access movement has suffered because HHMI gave in to the selfish desire of some of their investigators to continue publishing in Cell. This serves neither the public, nor science."

The Scan

Steps for Quick Review

The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Moving Away From Using Term 'Race'

A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports.

Point of the Program

The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question.

Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation

In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.