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Glencoe Software said this week that its founder Jason Swedlow and the Open Microscopy Environment team have been named this year's BBSRC Innovator of the Year.

The award, given by the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, recognizes individual and institutional commitment to realizing the social and economic potential of excellent research.

Swedlow also won the category prize for social innovator of the year and receives a ₤10,000 ($15,997) award.

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In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.