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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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A 50-year-old cold case was cracked using genetic genealogy, the New York Times reports.

NPR reports that some insect pests are now becoming resistant to Bt crops.

Science reports the US Food and Drug Administration did not consult an outside panel in its approval of remdesivir as a COVID-19 treatment.

In Nature this week: a framework for future human genomic research, PORE-cupine approach to study RNA structure using nanopore sequencing, and more.