This Week in Nature

In the early online edition of Nature this week, a study led by Columbia University's Michael Shen found that stem cells can cause prostate cancer. The work discovered a new type of stem cell, castration-resistant Nkx3-1-expressing cells, that line the inner cavity of the prostate gland and cause tumors to grow when the scientists deleted the Pten tumor suppressor gene.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.