NIH has news on why women are leaving science. A study of the NIH’s own research staff that was published in this month’s issue of EMBO Reports finds that although women make of almost half of all undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc scientists nationwide, many leave research before making tenure. Their findings suggest that it’s because they face more family responsibilities and are less confident than men.

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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.