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Larry Moran poses a question in the form of a "junk" DNA quiz on his blog, which asks, "How much of our genome could be deleted without having any significant effect on our species?" He's already got a long track of blog replies, and the discussion helps clarify any confusion GTO may have admitted to in the past.

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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.