NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Researchers at Johns Hopkins University who published the first cancer sequencing study to validate the concept behind the NIH Cancer Genome Atlas project last week see promise in next-generation sequencing but caution that these methods still have limitations to overcome.   
 

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.