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In news this week, London plans to build a $1 billion, 1,500-scientist biology lab in the center of the city. The collaboration between the government's Medical Research Council, two medical charities, the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, and University College London would put a number of demands on the community, including shutting down the MRC's National Institute for Medical Research.

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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.

 

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