NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Translational Genomics Research Institute today said that it has received a gift of $685,236 from the supermarket chain Safeway for its breast cancer research programs.

TGen said that the award was over one-third more than the $500,000 it received from Safeway last year.

The grocery store chain raised the money through a month-long campaign at its stores throughout Arizona in October 2008.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.