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Last week, the California Department of Public Health ruled that UC Berkeley's plan to have incoming freshmen study their own genetic code meant the program has to comply with state regulations for clinical diagnostic tests — a doctor had to be involved in the testing and the testing had to be done in a federally-certified lab. Since the Berkeley program lacked both the doctors and the lab, the program was cut short.

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Springer Nature announces €9,500 fee to make papers open-access in Nature and its family of journals.

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