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At a G8 meeting hosted by Brazil, leaders addressed growing global concerns over whether biofuel production is causing ecological damage that outweighs the benefits of using it. While no final policy was decided, reports the BBC, the G8 did agree to place limits on production; biofuels should not be grown on land preserved for its biodiversity, and the greenhouse gas emissions made growing and using them should be significantly less than that produced by fossil fuels.

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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.

 

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