In a perspectives piece in the New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Medical School's Jules Dienstag says that science has changed since medical school admission requirements were first devised and that today's medical students need to be prepared for healthcare that involves genomics and informatics as well as to appreciate how the different systems of the body affect one another.

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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.