This Week in PNAS

In this week's PNAS Early Edition, the Broad Institute's David Jaffe and his colleagues describe ALLPATHS-LG, a genome assembly algorithm that uses data from massively parallel sequencers. Using ALLPATHS-LG on Illumina data, Jaffe et al. found that their assembly accuracy was higher than that achieved with capillary-based sequencing.

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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.