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A man in Alaska has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against FamilyTree DNA, a genetic genealogy service, according to Ars Technica.

The plaintiff, Michael Cole, alleges that after buying a genetic testing kit and joining an online forum for people doing genealogy research, the results of his DNA test and personal information became publicly available on the Internet and were disclosed to a third-party ancestry company.

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.