The University of Leicester's Alec Jeffrey, who developed DNA fingerprinting, is one of the finalists for the Millennium Technology prize, as is MIT's Robert Langer, who made biomaterials for controlled drug release and tissue regeneration.
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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.