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Christian Legal Centre has taken legal action against the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which it claims acted beyond its power in allowing Newcastle University and King's College London to create human-animal hybrid embryos for medical research, reports the BBC. The full Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, which updates existing legislation and would allow human stem cells to be grown inside animal eggs, is currently going through Parliament.

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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.