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Terry has a post at Bitesize Bio that has to be one of the funnier things we've seen in a while. Terry's plan: classify scientists in their own family (Academiae, that is) based on their behavior and ulterior motives. For instance, Scienticus narcisster is described as "a hard worker [that] aims mainly to see its name in publications as frequently as possible."

 

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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.