Thanks to the new healthcare bill – especially the part where insurers aren't allowed to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions – we can all enjoy the new advances in DNA technology instead instead of fearing that they'll be used against us, says the Huffington Post's Philip Neches.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.