New IOM Head

Duke University's Victor Dzau is to be the next president of the US National Academies’ Institute of Medicine, according to the organization. Dzau is currently the chancellor for health affairs at Duke and the president and CEO of the Duke University Health System.

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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

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