The film "Creation", that portrays Charles Darwin's life, opened the Toronto Film Festival last week. At his blog, Roger Ebert says "it is primarily about his domestic life, centering on Down House, Bromley, where he and his wife Emma lived from 1842 until his death in 1882." Ebert notes that during the screening that many viewers walked out, but that he does not know why.

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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.