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With more and more genetic tests available, the possibility of misdiagnosis and false positives is greater and the doctors and hospital officials who inform the new parents of any problems are not always knowledgeable about the newborn's particular condition, says an article in the Wall Street Journal.

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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.