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Rutgers' Waksman Institute is bringing sequencing and bioinformatics to high school students through their HiGene project. Funded by the National Science Foundation, five high school students studied bacteria that contain a bit of brine shrimp DNA -- they sequenced the bacteria's DNA and compared it to other DNA sequences to predict gene function.

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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.