John Sulston, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2002 for his work on cell division and cell death using C. elegans and who led the British effort to sequence the human genome, has died, BBC News reports. He was 75.
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Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.
UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.
In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.