If genealogies and family histories offer potential treasure trove for researchers seeking to study genes over time, genetic diseases, and complex genetic traits, one researcher may have unlocked a Fort Knox-sized vault of data by creating what may be "the biggest family tree ever assembled," Heidi Ledford writes in Nature News.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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