Mike Taylor, a computer programmer with Index Data and a research associate at the University of Bristol, argues in The Guardian that, for researchers, "publishing science behind paywalls is immoral." Scientists, he says, are supposed to be generating knowledge, knowledge that should be shared with the world.

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Decode Genetics' ability to tell Icelanders, even ones the company hasn't sequenced, about their disease risk brings up ethical questions.

Genetic analysis of Britain's King Richard III and modern descendants of his relatives indicate breaks in the male line.

In Nature this week: Icelandic genome sequences, approach to increase CRISPR efficiency, and more.

Testing showing "genetic incompatibilities" have led thousands of couples in Saudi Arabia to call off their weddings, the BBC reports.