As widely expected in the industry, Göran Ando has been appointed CEO of Slough, UK-based Celltech, replacing Peter Fellner, who will serve as the company’s chairman. Ando joins the company from Pharmacia, which was recently acquired by Pfizer, where he was president of R&D and an executive vice president. Previously, he was R&D director for Glaxo Group Research. He also held positions at Astra Research Centre, Bristol-Myers International Group, and Pfizer.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.