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Why spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and years of your life in colleges and uiversities to get your PhD in order to become an expert in a scientific field, conduct research, and get it published? For the relatively modest fee of $300, some journals will add your name as an author on scientific papers, even if you had nothing whatsoever to do with it, reports Retraction Watch.

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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.