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The WSJ is calling for "a national reporting system in which drug companies disclose payments to doctors" after investigations by Iowa Senator Charles Grassley revealed huge discrepancies between what doctors at Harvard and Mass Gen said they received from pharma companies and what they actually did. The revised totals came in at more than $1 million dollars for each doctor between 2000 and 2007.

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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.