This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from Peking University report that they've genetically modifying a live influenza virus so that it was capable of stimulating an immune response, but unable to replicate in healthy cells. Specifically, the team expanded the virus' genome to include a premature termination codon, giving it full infectivity, but making it unable to replicate in conventional cells.

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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.