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Sydney Brenner, Robert Horvitz, and John Sulston will be presented next month with the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine for their work in programmed cell death and genetic mutations. Meantime, proteomics scientists John Fenn, Koichi Tanaka, and Kurt Wuethrich split the Nobel Prize in chemistry.

 

Fighting a resource crunch, Caliper Technologies laid off 25 people, or approximately 10 percent of its staff.

 

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In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

Researchers used T-cell transfer therapy to target mutation KRAS, according to the New York Times.

The US Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which would provide a funding boost at NIH while overhauling FDA policies.

Bloomberg reports that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Jim O'Neill for Food and Drug Administration commissioner.