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Over at In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe blogs about the outcome of all those compounds that are discovered but can't be used as therapeutics. After looking at a particular compound that will never be used as a therapeutic, he writes, "But all this brings up another thing that we were talking about around here -- how much do drug companies owe academia for working out fundamental biochemistry and molecular biology?

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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.