Researchers from Louisiana State University and the Institute for Systems Biology report on a repeat family called Platy-1 that they detected in the genome of the common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus. Starting from a chromosome 3 sequence that stood out during a comparison between the marmoset genome and sequences from humans and other primates, the team used PCR, phylogenetics, and other approaches to trace the history of the suspected non-LTR retrotransposon repeat.

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A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

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