The 2012 winners of Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation awards include the Carnegie Institution for Science's Donald Brown and Columbia University's Tom Maniatis, reports the Associated Press, which adds that the prize is worth $250,000.
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Researchers have sequenced the northern white rhinoceros to gauge whether it could be brought back from the edge of extinction, the New York Times reports.
Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.
Tufts University researchers found a role for miRNA in transmitting stress between generations, the Economist reports.
In Science this week: gut microbiome influences liver cancer growth, spread; and more.