In an open letter in New Scientist, scientists and engineers urge the Nobel Foundation to create two new prizes and extend the physiology or medicine prize to cover all the life sciences, reports ScienceInsider.

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Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

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