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NanoString Technologies this week appointed Wayne Cowens as its chief medical officer. Cowens will drive the development of the company's pipeline of molecular diagnostics for cancer, NanoString said.

He joins NanoString from Genomic Health, where since 2004 he served in a series of senior medical positions, including vice president of clinical oncology, and led the development of the company's Oncotype DX breast cancer recurrence test.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

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