NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Genomics and related omics tools can be used to tackle a variety of questions, and up-and-coming researchers in the field are studying everything from growth and development in plants, to the human vaginal microbiome, adaptation and population genetics, and methods development.

For this series of young investigators, we asked established principal investigators to recommend early-career scientists — no more than five years into a faculty appointment, or even still finishing their training — they thought were doing promising work.

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Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.