This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at the University of Exeter reports on a new fungal clade, which they've named "cryptomycota in anticipation of formal classification." Using environmental DNA analyses and fluorescent detection via DNA probes, coupled to phylogenetic analyses, the team found that this new clade — which is "present in numerous ecosystems including soil, freshwater and aquatic sediments" — should be placed with

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.