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A survey of MD Anderson Cancer Center faculty shows dissatisfaction with its leadership, the Nature News blog reports. Nearly 74 percent of the respondents to the survey, obtained by The Cancer Letter, say that faculty morale is worse than when a previous faculty survey was conducted in 2010.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.