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At Bioinformatics Zen, Mike reminds us that it is important for bioinformatics folks to data test along with testing for functionality. The blogger walks through an example of how a program to determine the number of disulfide bonds in a protein sequence fails when held up to a data test, all because stop codons were translated into special characters.

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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.