NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bill Welch has resigned as Sequenom's president, CEO, and director "to pursue other interests," the company said today.

Dirk van den Boom is replacing him as interim president and CEO while retaining his role as chief scientific and strategy officer.

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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.