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Researchers have uncovered more than 175 open-access journals that have disappeared from the internet, Science reports.

The University of California and Springer Nature reach an open-access publishing deal.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has ended its journal subscription contract negotiations with Elsevier.

Two Other Ways

Two publishers are testing new approaches to open access, according to Science.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

May Chat Again

Times Higher Education reports that the University of California and Elsevier may resume negotiations.

According to E&E News, the Trump Administration is weighing an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication.

Carnegie Mellon University and Elsevier make a "read-and-publish" deal, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Ways to Make the Move

A new report offers ways for small, society publishers to transition to Plan S standards, ScienceInsider says.

The Genome Sensor — the first product Cardea will market under the Nanosens brand — will allow the user to Google a genome using a single guide RNA.


The US Food and Drug Administration is to announce stricter standards for emergency authorizations of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, reports the Washington Post.

The Associated Press reports Johnson & Johnson is starting a late-stage clinical trial of its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Bloomberg reports the budget of Operation Warp Speed is actually $18 billion, higher than the number typically cited.

In Genome Research this week: genomic analysis reveals role of super-spreaders in SARS-CoV-2, epigenetic drivers of cancer, and more.