What's It Worth?

Open Access News links to two articles that take different sides on the question of whether the open access movement is anti-publishing. At Scholarly Kitchen, Kent Anderson says it is. "The value proposition is that content is so worthless that you have to pay to have it published, and you can't charge for it even then," he writes.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

In Nature this week: ash dieback disease fungal genome, and more.