Trakr, the German shepherd who located the last Sept. 11 survivor in New York, was cloned by BioArts International (of MissyToo fame) after Trakr's owner James Symington, a former Canadian police officer, entered an essay contest.
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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.
Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.
Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.
In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.