At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe offers some nice advice on what to do if you’re a chemist who’s been laid off — or simply looking for a career change. Clinical development, patent law, or science writing are just a few areas where chemists can apply their skills without actually having to be at the bench, he writes.

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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.