Laurie Glimcher is to be the next CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and she turned down the opportunity to be the first female dean of Harvard Medical School to do so, Stat News reports.

"I felt I would have more autonomy at Dana-Farber, which is an institution that stands on its own," she tells Stat News. She will be the first woman to run the cancer center when she takes over for Edward Benz, who is stepping down in January.

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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.

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Stat News reports that the head of IBM Watson Health is leaving her post.