Oh, the Vanity

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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In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.