This Week in Science

In Science this week, two independent research groups publish the crystal structures of the bacterial translocator protein (TSPO), a membrane protein that binds steroids and porphyrins and is implicated in various diseases. In the first study, a team from Columbia University shows that a mutant form of TSPO mimics a human mutation associated with psychiatric disorders and has structural changes in a region associated in cholesterol binding.

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Osamu Shimomura, who won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on green fluorescent protein, has died.

The US National Institutes of Health has developed guidelines to gauge whether frail chimpanzees are healthy enough to be moved to a retirement sanctuary.

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.