David Baltimore, president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, addressed his crowd at the AAAS annual meeting and said that "scientists are no further forward in developing a vaccine against HIV after more than 20 years of research," according to this BBC news article. He added that the "one shot" at success for this vaccine would come in the form of changing genes in stem cells, the article reports.

 

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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.