NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The National Science Foundation wants to continue to add to Darwin’s vision of the branches of evolution by funding studies that will help use the “flood of information” from genome studies to fill in the Tree of Life, NSF said this week.

NSF will spend $12M in 2009 to continue funding the “Assembling the Tree of Life” program, which is focused on supporting the long-term goal of constructing “evolutionary history for all species of life.”

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

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

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

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