open access

Make It Free

Eleven European countries call for free access to publicly funded science, the Economist reports.

A new open-access African science journal is to debut later this year, according to the Guardian.

Continuing On

German research institutes are still negotiating with academic publisher Elsevier over cost and open-access polices, Nature News reports.

The Martinos Center, Envision Genomics, and startup RowAnalytics are building an open precision medicine platform called Giro Health on IBM architecture.

Still Talking It Out

German universities and the academic publisher Elsevier continue to negotiate over subscriptions and open access, Nature News reports.

Turned Against Them

The movement to improve reproducibility in science could be used against the field, Ed Yong writes at the Atlantic.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.

List Down

Jeffrey Beall's list of predatory publishers is no longer at Scholarly OA, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Down to the Deadline

ScienceInsider says a consortium of German institutions and the publisher Elsevier are still working out a deal for journal access.

Open-Access Costs

A professor and American Physical Society public affairs director argues at The Hill that open-access publishing only shifts the cost on to researchers.

Pages

NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.