In a bid to shine light on government-funded research that is published behind paywalls, University of California, Berkeley's Michael Eisen has posted five Science papers to his personal website, which the Nature News Blog notes may be a copyright violation.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.