Change of Tack

The Japanese government unveiled a ¥10.3 trillion, or $116 billion, plan to stimulate its economy, and ScienceInsider reports that some of those funds may be going toward manufacturing and innovation as well as efforts to bolster private investments in renewable energy and induced pluripotent stem cell research, among other areas.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.

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