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The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

In Nature this week: researchers map evolution of monarch butterfly's resistance to cardiac glycoside toxins, and more.

On Twitter, University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen says an error was uncovered in the analysis he and a colleague performed.

In PNAS this week: cell division rates decline with age, different genetic lineages of chytrid fungus found, and more.

The projects are focused on the impact of microbe communities on soil nutrient cycling, and the relationship between gene function and beneficial plant traits.

The $10 million initiative will include scientists from the University of California's campuses, as well as from governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

The Broad Institute called UC's new legal strategy "deeply unfortunate" and called on the university to "move beyond litigation."

As MPEG LA tries to complete its larger CRISPR IP patent pool, smaller license agreements continue and a mini-pool has emerged between key players.

The process challenges claims made in certain UC Berkeley patents on the use of CRISPR-Cas9 to edit eukaryotic genomes.

During the five-year collaboration, the partners will research disease-causing gene mutations and develop new CRISPR-based technologies for drug discovery.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more people get sick and die from drug-resistant germs than previously thought, the Washington Post reports.

According to the Associated Press, three universities and a healthcare institution are sharing a gift of $1 billion.

New rules seek to limit the type of scientific and medical research that can be used to guide public health regulations, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: FreeHi-C approach simulates Hi-C data from interacting genome fragments, and more.