File Sharing and the Open Access Debate | GenomeWeb

Graduate student Alexandra Elbakyan is thought to be hiding out à la Edward Snowden in Russia after providing free online access to a large number of scientific papers, the New York Times reports.

An injunction was filed against Elbakyan's file-sharing site Sci-Hub last fall after journal publisher Elsevier sued her.

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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.

The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.

Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.