Decked out in a lab coat and holding flasks, one of the new Lego figurines is a first — a female scientist, says the Christian Science Monitor.

Lego, LiveScience points out, had been called out recently for marketing its plastic brick toys mainly to boys and otherwise tapping into gender stereotypes.

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Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

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