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A 17-year old New Jersey inventor has developed a small, cheap-to-make centrifuge that may be an enabling new tool for the do-it-yourself biology community, according to Nona Griffin, writing for Popular Science's Biohackers blog.

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Magdalena Skipper, the incoming editor-in-chief of Nature, speaks with NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

In PLOS this week: mutation in second gene widens clinical symptoms of people with ADD3 mutations, comparative genomic analysis of Pseudovibrio, and more.

Wired reports that 23andMe is trying to bolster its outside collaborations.