In April 2009, an earthquake hit L'Aquila, Italy, and killed 309 people. Now, says the Guardian's Jacqueline Windh, six Italian geoscientists and one government official have been charged with manslaughter for failing to provide adequate warning that the earthquake was coming.

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In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

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.