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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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.