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Over at her Discovering Biology in a Digital World blog, Sandra Porter's latest post outlines the growing tension between open access and genetic privacy. While the community in general endorses open access, it may be a difficult challenge to reconcile that goal with keeping genomic information private, she says.

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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.