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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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.