Derek Lowe has a good post about the future of Pfizer now that its merger with Wyeth is complete, basing some of his thoughts on a post from the Wall Street Journal's Health Blog, which interviewed two R&D honchos at the pharma.

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In a statement, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins says sexual harassment is "morally indefensible" and "unacceptable."

Octopuses might owe their intelligence to their liberal alterations to their genes, Cosmos reports.

Stat News and ProPublica report that African Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials.

In Cell this week: genomic analysis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, effect of probiotics on the microbiome, and more.