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An interview with Pat Brown in PLoS Genetics this week takes a look at his role in developing microarrays, the creation of PLoS, and more. About his motivation behind open access publishing: "I want to LITERALLY overthrow the scientific publishing establishment," he says. "PLoS is just part of a longer range plan. The idea is to completely change the way the whole system works for scientific communication."

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.