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The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research's David Page stood up for the Y chromosome last month. He and his colleagues published a paper in Nature saying the chromosome would be stable for millions of years, despite early decay, and despite other researchers' claims that the decay was a sign that the chromosome would eventually disappear.

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A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

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