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A blog post at Wired urges parents to get on the stick and start teaching their kids about evolution from a very early age, since public schools generally don't seem to do this job well. Taking cue from Swarthmore's Colin Purrington, the post lists books, blogs, and other resources where parents can get "kid-friendly" materials explaining evolution.

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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.