This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, two independent research teams reported the discovery of a gene responsible for the colors and color patterns on the wings of butterflies and moths. The gene and a related mutation were responsible for the darkening of the peppered moth, a well-known change that took place during the industrial revolution in response to pollution and bird predation, and for the natural color pattern variation in butterflies of the genus Heliconius.

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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.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.