Pfizer is laying off 300 people from its Canadian workforce, reports The Globe and Mail. That represents about 11 percent of its workers in that country, the paper adds.
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In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.
Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.
Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.
Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.