Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

He's Against It, Really Against It

A Duke law professor rails against the Fair Copyright in Research Works Act, introduced by John Conyers (D-MI), in this Financial Times column. James Boyle, a copyright professor, says this "misleadingly" named bill would not only "eviscerate public access to taxpayer funded research" but also would "wreak havoc on federal information policy more generally." In the column, Boyle wonders just what went through Conyers' head to ignore 33 Nobel laureates, the past and current head of NIH, legal scholars, and patients' advocates. "This bill would forbid us from building the World Wide Web for science, even for the research that taxpayers have funded. And that is truly a tragedy," writes Boyle.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.