Stanford University's Karl Deisseroth and Xiaoliang Sunney Xie from Harvard University are to be this year's recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research, the Associated Press reports.

Businessman Morris Silverman established the $500,000 prize in 2001 to honor researchers whose work has "altered the course of medical research," the AP says.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.