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In releasing a 92-page report on Friday, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation closed its investigation into the 2001 anthrax case, reports the New York Times. The FBI concludes that the attacks were carried out by Army biodefense researcher Bruce Ivins, who killed himself in 2008. The bureau theorizes that the notes included with the anthrax mailings contained coded messages based on DNA biochemistry.

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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.

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