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It’s been 20 months since Trevor Hawkins sent shudders through his staff at Amersham Biosciences by telling a GenomeWeb reporter that, in his new position as senior vice president of genomics there, he would emulate the management style of his “absolute hero … Jack Welch,” the General Electric CEO known, among other things, for showing less productive employees to the door.

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In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.

Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.

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