By Bernadette Toner

 

Who says you can’t compare apples and oranges? If you’re talking genomic maps, the exercise has been simplified.

Until now, comparative maps have been compiled by hand, using data collected in wet labs and analyzed with software that can only interpret one map at a time — a process that can take months.

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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.

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