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Is Tenure off Track?

On their website, The Scientist is taking comments on tenure – is it a good idea or are grants and citations given too much weight? So far they have amassed 75 comments that discuss mentorship, money, and include pro- and anti-tenure stances.

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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.