executive compensation

Based on proxy statements from most of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index, CEO compensation for 2012 averaged more than $4.8 million, up from a little less than $4.5 million in 2011.

More than half of the firms in the GenomeWeb Daily News Index lowered their CEO compensation last year from 2008, but a small number of companies dramatically increased theirs, raising the overall average paid out by the companies to $4.3 million.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.