In The Scientist, PNNL's Steven Wiley writes that collaborations are becoming increasingly necessary but that setting a good collaboration up can be difficult. "Sharing the same scientific goal is essential for a collaboration, but it is also what makes collaborations so difficult to establish," he writes, as people with the same research goals and expertise are often you competitors and those with different areas of expertise often have different goals. But, he says, it is worth it.

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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.