The Switch

Using a 23andMe test, a genealogy enthusiast discovered that her daughter, who was conceived through the help of artificial insemination, was not related to her husband, as they had thought, according to CeCe Moore, a genetic genealogist, writing at the blog Your Genetic Genealogist. Instead, the former receptionist — and a confessed kidnapper — at the fertility clinic was.

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A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.