As researchers are lauded this week with the announcements of this year's Nobel laureates, Vinay Prasad from Oregon Health and Science University argues at the New York Times that such prizes honor researchers who least need such recognition and downplay how advances in science build upon one another.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

In Genome Biology this week: gut microbiome study of individuals from Tanzania and Botswana, sixth version of the Network of Cancer Genes database, and more.