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Honors All Around

Three researchers — Elaine Fuchs of Rockefeller University in New York City, the University of Wisconsin's James Thomson, and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan's Kyoto University — have been awarded the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for their groundbreaking work in stem cells, reports the Associated Press. All three will equally share the $500,000 prize. Yamanaka and Thomson are being lauded for their work with induced pluripotent stem cells, AP says, and Fuchs for her work on the biology of stem cells, specifically how the cells make hair and skin and how they repair wounds.

The Scan

Self-Reported Hearing Loss in Older Adults Begins Very Early in Life, Study Says

A JAMA Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery study says polygenic risk scores associated with hearing loss in older adults is also associated with hearing decline in younger groups.

Genome-Wide Analysis Sheds Light on Genetics of ADHD

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder appearing in Nature Genetics links 76 genes to risk of having the disorder.

MicroRNA Cotargeting Linked to Lupus

A mouse-based study appearing in BMC Biology implicates two microRNAs with overlapping target sites in lupus.

Enzyme Involved in Lipid Metabolism Linked to Mutational Signatures

In Nature Genetics, a Wellcome Sanger Institute-led team found that APOBEC1 may contribute to the development of the SBS2 and SBS13 mutational signatures in the small intestine.