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The genetic counseling field is expected to expand, as personalized medicine becomes more of a reality, CNBC reports. It notes that the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the field will grow by 29 percent by 2024 — faster than other professions.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.