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Harris Lewin, the new vice chancellor of research at the University of California, Davis, won the 2011 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for contributing to the understanding of immunogenetics and disease resistance. He shares the prize with Washington State University's James Cook.

Mark Lathrop is the new scientific director of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre. He helped found the Centre National de Génotypage in Paris and was a co-founder and the first scientific director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics.

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In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.