This Week in Nature

Because of how "easy" induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells are to create in the lab, many researchers are using these instead of embryonic stem cells in their studies. In this news feature, David Cyranoski separates fact from fiction about these cells.

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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.