Orchid BioSciences’ latest acquisition was a reunion of sorts. The company recently negotiated a stock deal to buy Lifecodes, whose niche is paternity and forensics genomic identity testing. Lifecodes owns the US division of Cellmark, which was split off from its original company about six years ago. The other part, Cellmark UK, was previously acquired by Orchid.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

In Cell this week: DNA methylation and T cell exhaustion, longevity in C. elegans, and more.