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At Thus Spake Zuska, Suzanne Franks says that female engineers, scientists, or technology-lovers do not have to be portrayed as oddities. A recent article about a VP at Google, Franks writes, attributes Marissa Mayer's success to her male colleagues and focused on Mayer's "looks and 'womanly hobbies." "We need articles that present female role models for others to see," adds Franks.

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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.