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The Scholarly Kitchen blog's Kent Anderson reports on an open letter on BMJ.com says that authors with connections to industry are more than twice as likely to pay open access fees to make their work free — a bias which could lead to "preferential reading of pro-industry results." The study examined the funding source and access status of 216 extended reports published between 2007 and

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.