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The University of California has decided to not renew its subscription with the scientific publisher Elsevier.

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

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: germline variants influence tumor immune gene expression in two dozen cancer types, phylogenetic relationships of hemipteroid insects, and more.

Three studies encompassing dozens of ancient genomes are offering a closer look at complex historical population spread in North, Central, and South America.

A federal appeals court in the US has upheld a judgment that gave the Broad Institute key CRISPR patents.

Researchers used CRISPR to engineer mice that have multiple genetic variants associated with late-onset AD to facilitate research into biomarkers and treatments.

The technology behind Mammoth's platform bears a striking resemblance to the CRISPR-based SHERLOCK platform developed by researchers at the Broad Institute.

A lawyer and a scientist say the best result in the CRISPR patent fight would be narrow patents that prevent anyone from controlling downstream innovation.

The newly announced Microbiome Immunity Project seeks to discover links between autoimmune diseases and bacteria in and on the human body.

Investigators identified ties between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial haplogroups in mtDNA variant data from nearly 1,000 ASD-affected families.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.