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Removed from the Record

The University of Ala­bama at Birmingham has asked that nine research papers from researcher H.M. Krishna Murthy be retracted, reports The Birmingham News. The findings of these papers — one of which appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry and has already been retracted — are apparently fabricated or false. The university began an investigation into Murthy in 2007 and "found a preponderance of evidence" that 11 protein structures had been fabricated. The school is also asking the Research Collaboratory for Structural Bioinformatics Protein Data Bank to remove the structures from its database. "Scientific misconduct is absolutely unacceptable," said UAB's vice president for re­search and economic de­velopment Richard Marchase in a statement.

The Scan

Ancient Greek Army Ancestry Highlights Mercenary Role in Historical Migrations

By profiling genomic patterns in 5th century samples from in and around Himera, researchers saw diverse ancestry in Greek army representatives in the region, as they report in PNAS.

Estonian Biobank Team Digs into Results Return Strategies, Experiences

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics outline a procedure developed for individual return of results for the population biobank, along with participant experiences conveyed in survey data.

Rare Recessive Disease Insights Found in Individual Genomes

Researchers predict in Genome Medicine cross-population deletions and autosomal recessive disease impacts by analyzing recurrent nonallelic homologous recombination-related deletions.

Genetic Tests Lead to Potential Prognostic Variants in Dutch Children With Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Researchers in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine found that the presence of pathogenic or likely pathogenic variants was linked to increased risk of death and poorer outcomes in children with pediatric dilated cardiomyopathy.