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"Do scientists really believe in open science?" asks research associate Frank Gibson on his peanutbutter blog. To answer his own question, he first discusses the definition of open science and concludes that for science to be open it needs to be fully open access with open licensing, open standards, and open data. Gibson says that open science is gaining some traction but is being held back by the old publish-or-perish mentality.

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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.