The method described in a New York Times Magazine article on how Patrick Ball uncovers evidence of war crimes seemed familiar to Jonathan Eisen. Ball uses sampling and statistics to build his case, and similar methods are used to survey microbes.
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A genome-wide association study highlights a potential role for hair follicles in acne risk, according to New Scientist.
Newsday reports that breast cancer genetic testing guidelines for are out of date and may miss individuals.
In Cell this week: gene editing-based strategy to screen for immune system regulators, ancient plague patterns, and more.
Publication of He Jiankui's work on gene-edited infants would raise ethical concerns for journals, Wired and others report.