Admitting that it’s a bit “unusual” for a software development project to take almost eight years to reach its first whole-number release, Jason Stajich said last week’s launch of BioPerl 1.0 was a long time in coming because its developers simply wanted to get it right.

“We really wanted to be confident that what we were promising was really there,” said Stajich, a PhD candidate at Duke University who heads up the project.

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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.

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