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Illumina plans to lay off 200 employees, or 8 percent of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring move.

Chris Kaiser will be the new director of the US National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Kaiser is a cell biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He replaces Judith Greenberg, who became acting director of the institute last July after the departure of Jeremy Berg. Kaiser is expected to take up the post in the spring.

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In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.