Over at Bitesize Bio, Judith Brouwer offers 10 tips for improving bisulfite sequencing outcomes. "In my experience, depending on the locus of interest (roll up your sleeves for C/G-rich areas), bisulfite sequencing doesn't always give perfect results the first time," she says.

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National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins appears before a House subcommittee to discuss his agency's budget request.

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The US Supreme Court has declined to review a decision involving the use of "inadvertently shed" DNA in a police investigation and subsequent conviction.

A panel at the New York Times discusses anonymity and privacy of users of 23andMe's services when access to its database is offered for research.