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The Scripps Research Institute and the California Institute for Biomedical Research are to merge, ScienceInsider reports.

Merck established the California Institute for Biomedical Research in 2012 as a nonprofit drug-development institute aimed at helping academics translate their basic research, and Scripps researcher Peter Schultz took its helm.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.