Federal prosecutors in the US have filed charges against former Iowa State University laboratory manager Dong-Pyou Han after he admitted to falsifying data, the Associated Press reports.

According to investigators, Han confessed to spiking rabbit blood samples with human antibodies to make it appear that an experimental HIV vaccine was more promising than it really was.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.