From the Skin, hESCs

Using a newly described methodology, researchers from South Korea and the US report being able to generate human embryonic stem cells from somatic cells from aged nuclear donors in Cell Stem Cell this week.

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The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.