Genetics and Molecular Research has retracted two 2014 papers on gastric cancer from a group of Iranian researchers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, Retraction Watch reports. The researchers appear to have included their names on others' work, RW adds.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

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A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

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