In Nature Genetics this week, two papers highlight some interesting genomics handiwork. In one, Howard Hughes researchers at the University of Utah have devised a cheap, efficient method for creating and then breeding large-scale, genome-wide deletions and duplications in mice.

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

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

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.