Unexpected Findings

Alice Collins Plebuch had a surprise when she took an Ancestry.com test, the Washington Post reports. She was expecting to learn that she was of mostly Irish descent, but as the Post notes, Plebuch learned she was of half Irish and half European Jewish ancestry.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.