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An advertisement posted this week in Nature seeks candidates for the position who "must be internationally renowned biomedical scientists capable of leading a complex research organisation."

The firm will increase its focus on providing diagnostics services while aiming to trim its burn rate by 40 to 60 percent.

The move will allow Reed to focus more of his efforts outside Sanford-Burnham's campuses in La Jolla, Calif., and in the Lake Nona community of Orlando, Fla., according to a spokesman for the institute.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.