Collaborations are more important and more common in science nowadays, and a Nature editorial calls for researchers to embrace that trend and to expand their partnerships beyond national boundaries.  

The editorial says that "[t]he benefits of international partnership are clear," and adds that research from international teams receives more attention and more citations.

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 Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate health committee, will be retiring at the end of his term, Stat News reports.

UCSF researchers find that having two X chromosomes may contribute to women's longer lifespans, according to Discover's D-brief blog.

The Wall Street Journal reports on the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's use of genetic approaches to study foodborne illnesses.

In PNAS this week: immune cell profiling of wild baboons by social status, metabolomics profiling of esophageal tumors, and more.