The Summer of Access

It has been a summer for open-access advocates, writes the Chronicle of Higher Education. The British government has adopted a policy calling for publicly supported research to be made freely available to the public and the European Commission is making open access part of its Horizon 2020 framework.

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In Science this week: factors influencing retrotransposon integration sites, and more.

A bioethicist argues for the responsible use of germline gene editing.

Some breweries are using DNA-based testing to determine whether unwanted bacteria are affecting their beers, The Verge reports.

Standardized N-of-1 trials will be needed to test out personalized medicines, writes Nicholas Schork from the J. Craig Venter Institute at Nature.