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

May Chat Again

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

Within the master observational trial, the organizations have agreed to prospectively collect real world data and ultimately build a national oncology database.

Off Their Boards

More than two dozen University of California researchers are taking a break from their positions on the editorial boards of Elsevier journals, according to ScienceInsider.

The US Patent and Trademark Office is opening another interference proceeding in the CRISPR patent fight.

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.

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.

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Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.