This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by Whitehead Institute researchers reports that some volunteers who donate genome sequence information can be identified using publicly available information, raising privacy concerns. By profiling short tandem repeats on the Y chromosome and mining recreational genetic genealogy databases, the investigators show that surnames can be recovered from personal genomes.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.