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While teaching evolution is doing well in court, it may be losing in the classroom, says an essay in PLoS Biology. The authors from Penn State surveyed high school teachers from across the US about if they teach evolution and how much time they spend on it, if they mention creationism or intelligent design and in what context, as well as about their personal beliefs.

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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.