Morris Collen Dies

Morris Collen, an early medical informatician, has died, the New York Times reports. He was 100.

Collen, a physician, joined what would become Kaiser Permanente in the 1940s. He and his team realized that data they'd been collecting through multiphasic exams could be entered into a database, which they began populating using punch cards in the 1960s.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.