A team from MIT and Harvard describe a single-cell sequencing strategy for detecting large, somatic copy number variants spanning a million bases or more. After looking at the sensitivity and specificity of existing low-coverage single-cell sequencing methods for megabase CNV detection, the researchers came up with their own tweaks to bump up the sensitivity of their analytical methods.

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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.

In PLOS this week: analytical approach for finding new genetic associations, analysis of Streptococcus pyogenes-infecting viruses, and more.

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