Researchers in Africa have issued guidelines to govern genomic research in the region, Nature News reports. It adds that the guidelines aim to "combat 'helicopter' research, in which foreign scientists take samples and data" and leave with few benefits flowing back to Africans.

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NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

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