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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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In Science this week: Neanderthal-derived DNA linked to modern ailments, and more.

Japan needs to catch up on its gene-editing research efforts, the Japan News writes.

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition calling for zero tolerance to sexual harassment in the sciences.

Jeff Huber, former Google X senior vice president, joins Grail as its CEO.