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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Anil Potti, the Duke University cancer researcher who falsely claimed he was a Rhodes Scholar and who is accused of faking some cancer research, has resigned from the school.

Huntington Willard , director of Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, confirmed the resignation in an e-mail to the institute's staff.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.