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Francis Crick, who as co-discoverer of the structure of DNA needed no introduction, suffered from colon cancer and died in July at age 88. After his famous find at the Cavendish Laboratory of Cambridge University, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in 1962, Crick’s research path encompassed embryology, DNA function, and protein synthesis.


Gene Network Sciences named James H. Watson (no, not that one) COO and CFO. Watson was previously president and COO of startup Pathlight Technology.


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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.