The Economist announced the winners of its Innovation Awards. In the bioscience category, they recognized Craig Venter, whose discoveries have "opened up the scientific research of the microbial world and how it affects humans," the article says. "Though the monetary value of his work cannot be estimated, many scientists predict that these discoveries may revolutionize personal medicine, pharmaceuticals, and biofuels in coming years."

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The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

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