A study published in BMC Medicine this week reports that open-access journal articles are gaining shares of all scholarly publishing at a clip of about 1 percent per year, making up around 17 percent of the 1.7 million articles published in 2011.

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In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

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