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Ralph Roskies, the scientific co-director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, has been appointed to the board of regents of the National Library of Medicine.

Roskies is a co-founder and has served as co-director of PSC since it was established in 1986. He was the principal investigator of the National Resource for Biomedical Supercomputing and has developed software tools that are used with the NLM’s Visible Human project.

He obtained a PhD from Princeton University in 1965.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.