Lab Equality

For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, coming out in the lab may be easier than it used to be, but it's still a difficult decision, Nature reports.

"When I felt I could just be who I am, a full person," says Justin Trotter, a postdoc at Stanford University, "then it was definitely good for the science."

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.