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 a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.