Researchers from Dennis Lo's lab at The Chinese University of Hong Kong have adapted their non-invasive prenatal sequencing method for bisulfite sequencing to analyze the methylation status of fetal DNA in maternal plasma samples.

The group published a study describing the approach — and demonstrating how it could potentially be used as an alternative method for detecting trisomies — in Clinical Chemistry earlier this month.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.