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An editorial in this week's Nature points out that the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which Congress is expected to pass, excludes military personnel from its protection. Already, the editorial adds, the defense department discharges some employees without benefits if their health problems can be attributed to a genetic predisposition.

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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.