If you’re living and working in Greater Boston right now, there’s a good chance you’ve probably encountered at least one young person who’s full of potential, someone brimming with ideas and ambitions who you know you’re going to be keeping track of for years to come. This year, we’re hoping to highlight the work of 25 young people 25 and under. Know someone? We’re taking submissions now. More →

Two years in, the team behind the ClinVar database has published a progress report New England Journal of Medicine. They argue that the shared approach is working — doctors and researchers are using the database — and they are advocating for more companies and groups to join the effort to reach a more comprehensive understanding of the variants in disease genes. In particular, they’re challenging companies to be more open with their data, instead of keeping it to themselves.More →

Baxter, Rethink Robotics’ double-armed ruby-red factory-bot, is master of manipulation. But while it’s known for its dexterity at assembly lines, agility has never been its strength — for the most part, the robot stays rooted in place. That could change soon. The Boston robot maker has teamed up with Canadian company Clearpath Robotics to get Baxter some new moves. More →

Pamela McNamara worked with her dog Bauer at her feet in Fort Point. McNamara chose the locale for her mobile software business because the building is dog friendly. DAVID L RYAN/GLOBE STAFF
The WeWork offices at 51 Melcher St. in Fort Point have gone to the dogs. The building is home to 900 people who work on five floors for 250 companies, and it’s also host to some 30 canines who join their owners at work each day. Each owner must register the dog with WeWork and agree in writing that the canines are up to date on vaccinations and will be good office mates. It’s one of a growing number of offices across the country that are allowing pets to accompany workers during their daily routines. More →