Genetics and Molecular Research has retracted two 2014 papers on gastric cancer from a group of Iranian researchers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, Retraction Watch reports. The researchers appear to have included their names on others' work, RW adds.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

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