British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to spend £2 billion (US $2.5 billion) a year on scientific research, the Guardian reports. The pledge, the Associated Press adds, came during a speech today to the Confederation of British Industry conference.

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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.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

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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