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.
Jeffrey Beall's list of predatory publishers is no longer at Scholarly OA, Inside Higher Ed reports.
ScienceInsider says a consortium of German institutions and the publisher Elsevier are still working out a deal for journal access.
A professor and American Physical Society public affairs director argues at The Hill that open-access publishing only shifts the cost on to researchers.
The Wellcome Trust, the Max Planck Society, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will continue to support the open-access journal eLife, according to Nature News.
The European Union calls for all publicly funded scientific papers to be immediately freely accessible to the public by 2020.
The Netherlands is pushing the European Union to make a move on open access.
Graduate student Alexandra Elbakyan provided access to a large number of scientific papers, prompting a discussion regarding access to such works, the New York Times writes.
The researchers hope that open-access datasets like this will help educate the next-generation of genomics researchers and bioinformaticians.
Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.
The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.
CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.
In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.