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Neuroscientists at MIT and Max Planck are developing new imaging techniques and computer algorithms to automate the process of creating neural maps, an emerging field dubbed connectomics, reports Technology Review. At the annual Society for Neurosciences meeting, they presented work that showed a 3D reconstruction of part of the rabbit retina.

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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.