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The FBI is working to quell skepticism surrounding its asserton that Bruce Ivins was behind the 2001 anthrax attacks. During two press briefings, agency reps laid out how they built their case with a mix of science and detective work. First, CDC analysis of the anthrax powder showed that it was not a uniform population, and then Paul Keim's group sequenced the variants' DNA.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.