Building on a recently completed pilot study, Cenix BioScience and the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Portugal are collaborating to identify human genes necessary for the malaria infection process, the groups said last week.

According to the partners, the effort is initially focused on more than 800 genes, but may be expanded to the entire human genome should IMM be able to secure sufficient funding. Should it do so, IMM hopes that Cenix's technology will allow it to identify the best targets for new malaria treatments.

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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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