BOSTON, April 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Microsoft said today that Accelrys, Affymetrix, Applied Biosystems, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and the Scripps Research Institute are among the founding members of its BioIT Alliance, an effort the software giant is spearheading to improve data management in life science research.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.

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