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This Week in Nature

This week in Nature, a Japanese and American research team found the first evidence that mammalian genomes contain sequences from non-retroviral RNA viruses. The endogenous Borna-like N or EBLN elements, named for their similarity to sequences from a group bornaviruses, showed up in the genomes of humans, non-human primates, rodents, and other mammals.

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The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.

The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.

The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.

In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.