Canada's National Post this week examines the work of academic researchers working to solve "the molecular mysteries of the healthy to stave off disease and aging." Achieving this, University of Illinois at Chicago's Stuart Olshansky tells the National Post, "will be more important for public health than the introduction of antibiotics.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.