Science policy weekly roundup: August 16, 2019 ?>

Science policy weekly roundup: August 16, 2019

NCI to require papers funded by Cancer Moonshot be available immediately to the public

In a departure from recent federal policies to allow its grantees to publish articles behind paywalls for up to one year, the National Cancer Institute is requiring that papers funded by the Cancer Moonshot program be immediately available to the public. Depending on the policy’s success, the NCI may expand this open-access requirement to its other programs. Read more here.

 

NIH details progress on its precision medicine initiative

The National Institutes of Health released enrollment data for its All of Us precision-medicine initiative, which aims to enroll 1 million participants from underrepresented backgrounds. More than 230,000 participants had enrolled by July. They will submit health information and biological samples to build a database that approved researchers can access and analyze. Read more here.

 

Scientists meet to strengthen gene editing guidelines

The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing, convened by the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and the U.K. Royal Society, met on Tuesday to develop guidelines to address medical, ethical and research considerations of experiments that seek to edit human embryos. The final report is slated to be released in the spring. Read more here.

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