Those who are skeptical about the impact of IBM’s rapidly expanding life sciences business unit on the biomedical computing market might want to consider the influence the group has had on IBM itself: Last week, Big Blue said that it plans to restructure its massive software group to align with a dozen vertical industries — a strategy that the life science group has pursued nearly since its inception.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.