This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by researchers at the University of Toronto report on the discovery that cancers with identical genomes can sometimes act differently, including how they respond to treatment. Using DNA copy number alteration profiling, sequencing, and lentiviral lineage tracking, the investigators followed the repopulation dynamics of 150 single lentiviral-marked lineages from 10 human colorectal cancers through serial xenograft passages in mice.

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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.