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A profile of Nick Patterson in today's New York Times science section reveals that the Broad Institute scientist actually made his name decades ago as a code-breaker for a British agency during the Cold War. Patterson, who left cryptography to build simulation tools for Wall Street, credits his move to the Broad to meeting Jill Mesirov, CSO of the institute and a former code-decipherer herself.

 

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

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Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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