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We do love awards here at GTO and Jonathan Eisen keeps them coming. This time the Overselling Genomics Award goes to a news release out of Rutgers University that advertises a new project to sequence the duckweed genome, funded by the Department of Energy and the Joint Genome Institute.

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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.