Science Insider and the Wall Street Journal's health blog are both speculating about the possibility that Nobel laureate Harold Varmus — former director of the National Institutes of Health — will soon be named director of the National Cancer Institute.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.