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Nobel Laureate Walter Gilbert — lauded for his contributions to DNA sequencing — "now works with a computer and camera instead of test tubes and chemicals," according to Sara Appel-Lennon at La Jolla Light. Gilbert, now an accomplished digital photographer, has put on 29 solo exhibitions over the last eight years. He told the weekly that "science and art unleash creative impulses — a desire to find new things about the world. Both require risk and experimentation.

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US National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says he will avoid male-only speaker panels.

Two patients fell ill, and one subsequently died, following a fecal microbiome transplant that harbored multi-drug-resistant bacteria, according to the New York Times.

Technology Review reports that eGenesis is testing whether organs from genetically modified pigs can be transplanted into monkeys.

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