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Researchers at UC Irvine have figured out how to use a dielectrophoresis machine to sort stem cells with electricity, says Brandon Keim at Wired. The technique might prove useful for scientists to more precisely localize a specific stem cell variety.

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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.