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Funding stagnation for biomedical sciences in the United States is sending European researchers back to Europe, says this Nature news article. The prospects there are rosier, especially in Britain's cancer centers, where funding has risen by 51 percent to $799 million since 2002 while the US National Cancer Institute's budget has actually declined since 2003.

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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.