This week in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers from the UK's universities of Aberdeen, Hull, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Stirling present results from a study of modifiable and fixed factors that predict quality of life for colorectal cancer patients. The researchers surveyed 496 such patients, and found that of the fixed factors, being female, having more self-reported co-morbidities, and the number of metastases at diagnosis significantly predicted lower quality 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.

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

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