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Jonathan Eisen, a professor at the University of California, Davis, was awarded the 10th Annual Benjamin Franklin Award at the Bio-IT World conference held in Boston this week.

The award is presented annually by the Bioinformatics Organization to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted open access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences.

Eisen is the academic editor-in-chief of PLoS Biology and opines on open access publishing and open data sharing on his blog, "The Tree of Life."

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.