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New York Times science writer Amy Harmon took home the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism on Monday for her series of articles on genetic testing, says Jonathan Eisen at The Tree of Life. "Overall, I like her reporting," Eisen says. "What we all really need to do is convince her to start a blog.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.