In Science this week, Boston University School of Public Health's Paola Sebastiani and her colleagues retract their July 2010 paper, "Genetic signatures of exceptional longevity in humans." After accounting for technical errors and an inadequate quality control protocol, the "specific details of the new analysis change substantially from those originally published online to the point of becoming a new report." In their ret

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.