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According to this news story, researchers are turning to DNA testing in the hopes that it will offer clues to what happened in the so-called Lost Colony -- a settlement of people on Roanoke Island who mysteriously disappeared after three years. (Maybe they just got a better offer.)

 

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Seven individuals have been named to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, ScienceInsider reports.

Retraction Watch reports that a series of tweets led to expression of concern for a PLOS Genetics paper, a move the paper's authors disagree with.

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In Nucleic Acids Research this week: ways to find cell death or proliferation signatures, Han Chinese population genome database, and more.