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Science has asked the authors of the 2009 paper it published that associated chronic fatigue syndrome with the XMRV retrovirus to retract it, reports The Wall Street Journal. That article's findings prompted the American Red Cross to prohibit people with chronic fatigue syndrome from donating blood, Bloomberg adds.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

Gene therapies could qualify for a faster US Food and Drug Administration approval process, according to Stat News.

NPR reports that the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to enable terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.