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NEW YORK, March 16 – The announcement Friday that Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals had discovered 63 new gene targets for osteoporosis due to a deal with Gene Logic prompted an unexpected response from the database company.

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A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

In Genome Biology this week: peopling of the Sahara, epigenetic reprogramming analysis of liverwort, and more.