Archive by date | February 2013

White House announces new US open-access policy

In a long-awaited leap forward for open access, the US government said today that publications from taxpayer-funded research should be made free to read after a year’s delay – expanding a policy which until now has only applied to biomedical science.  Read more

Award mints millionaire biologists

A team of entrepreneurs has awarded its first round of $3 million “Breakthrough” prizes in biology and medicine. The winners were already celebrities in scientific circles, but one goal of the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is to make them household names.  Read more