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Deepak Singh is convinced that a lot of today's current microarray gene expression data will soon be freely available to researchers to use. Why re-invent the wheel, he wonders at bbgm, when there are search engines like NextBio or data portals available for free? "Unless there is something inherently proprietary in those studies (e.g specific dose-response studies), there is no reason to repeat that experiment," he writes.

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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.

 

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