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The vice president who oversaw health-related projects at Google is leaving his post, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to a Google spokesperson, Adam Bosworth "has decided to pursue other opportunities" right as the prospect of online medical information data and related health information is coming closer to reality.

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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.