This Week in PLoS

In PLoS this week, Jonathan Eisen edited a collection of articles, essays, perspectives, and reviews about how genomics, "with all its associated tools and techniques, can provide insights into our understanding of emerging infectious disease." The articles run the gamut, from an essay appearing in PLoS Medicine on establishing genomics approaches to

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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.