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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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.
The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.
News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.
In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.