Is it possible that different microbes in the gut of one species could, over time, lead to the split of that organism into two distinct species.

If microbe-driven speciation is possible then it would make for a novel twist on evolution, and a research team based at Vanderbilt University says that it has happened, in a type of parasitic jewel wasp, Science writes.

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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.