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A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Interleukin Genetics is pioneering a new commercialization model in personalized medicine in which it is being bankrolled by insurers who see the potential for lowering healthcare costs through utilization of molecular diagnostics.

This article has been updated from an earlier version with additional comments from Eliot Lurier.
By Turna Ray

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.

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

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.

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