In a recent blog at Nature Jobs, Victor Morais, a postdoc researcher at the University of the Republic in Uruguay, says researchers should be careful when it comes to open access journals. The number of such journals has boomed in recent years, but they're not all as great as they seem, he writes.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.