Kyoto University has fired an investigator for falsifying figures in a 2017 Stem Cell Reports paper, Retraction Watch reports. It adds that Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, who directs the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) where the research took place, was also reprimanded.

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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.

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