A University of Arizona investigator was granted an unspecified amount of funding this week from the Autism Speaks foundation to continue developing a Drosophila neuron-based assay for autism research and drug discovery.

The same screen can also be used to identify potential therapies for gliomas, according to the researcher.

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A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.