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There's a new search engine out there. No, not Cuil. This one's for biologists. Called Vadlo, it pours through protocols, online tools, PowerPoints, databases, and software for your search term. PZ Myers checked it out and reports, "It worked surprisingly well. I looked up a few techniques I've been using, and actually turned up some useful articles."

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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.