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 new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.