Presumed Consent

Wales has taken action to address the shortage of organs that are available to patients needing transplants by voting to shift to a system that assumes people are organ donors unless they, or their families, specify otherwise.

The move addresses a healthcare conundrum: most people want to be donors but they aren't registered. Although two-thirds of people surveyed in Wales said that they would be willing to donate their heart, lungs, liver, and other tissues, only about half of those people had registered as organ donors

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Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New Scientist reports that 20 percent of human and yeast proteins are uncharacterized.

The University of Zurich's Ruedi Aebersold and his colleagues analyzed a dozen HeLa cell lines to find differences in gene expression, protein levels, and more.

In Nature this week: protein-coding variants associated with body-fat distribution, and more.