After some 40 years with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, James Watson retired today. It would've been nice to see this end some other way. But what will always be remembered about his retirement is that it came on the heels of a PR disaster that even the man's Nobel Prize and history of cringe-worthy (but somehow always forgiven) statements couldn't dampen.

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The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.