open access

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.

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.

Pages

Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

In Science this week: research regulation and reporting requirement reform, and more.

With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.