BioMérieux has been awarded US Patent No. 9,365,894, "Methods and kits for avoiding amplification of contaminating nucleic acids."
Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.
NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.
A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.
In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.