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The British TV program "Killer in Me," that offered four celebrities genetic tests to screen for cancer and then followed their reactions, has irritated geneticists; they claim that the show lacks context. The British Society for Human Genetics’ beef is that the tests are "unsubstantiated and unvalidated" as a way of discovering who will and will not develop the illnesses being tested for, reports the BBC.

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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.