Genome interpretation firm Omicia has hired Paul Billings as its new chief medical officer. Billings will also serve on the firm's scientific advisory board.

He comes to Omicia from Life Technologies, which was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific and where he was chief medical officer. Before that, Billings was chief scientific officer of the Genomic Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital, and CEO of CELLective Dx Corporation. Billings is a genomics industry leader and has held executive-level positions at numerous top life sciences firms and organizations.

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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.

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