Negotiations are proceeding as the European Commission debates the details of its new €80 billion, seven-year research funding program Horizon 2020, says ScienceInsider's Jop de Vrieze. One of the points being discussed is how committed the Commission is to making open access to research a part of the program's rules.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.