open access

And Deal

Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Stat News reports that the University of California and publisher Elsevier are fighting over open-access journal payments.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

OA 'Muscle'

The Wellcome Trust and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined the open-access initiative Plan S, according to ScienceInsider.

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.

Pages

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.