Cell Watchers

The Broad Institute has received a $32.5 million grant from the Klarman Family Foundation to open the Klarman Cell Observatory, a project focused on "deciphering how human cells are wired," an institute press release says. The Broad's Eric Lander says the project will create "a complete catalog of cell circuitry." This could help researchers understand how cells make "biological decisions" in their healthy and diseased states, the Broad adds, and may also help in the creation of new treatments and therapies.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

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