At the NY Times Freakonomics blog, economist Steven Levitt goes through the math behind the FBI's DNA match probabilities. Recently, an Arizona state crime lab analyst found two unrelated men who matched at nine of 13 loci -- the FBI estimates the odds of such a match to be one in 113 billion.
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Berkeley researchers have engineered yeast to make the molecule behind the hoppy taste of beer, Quartz reports.
King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.
FiveThirtyEight writes that most who take a direct-to-consumer BRCA1/2 genetic test won't learn much from it.
In Science this week: early life experience influence somatic variation in the genome, and more.