The career of Michael Ashburner has taken a number of turns over the past few decades — from bench-based "fly pusher" to joint head of the European Bioinformatics Institute and back to the lab in the genetics department at Cambridge University. More recently, Ashburner took a slight detour into the literary world, with the publication of Won for All — a gossipy account of the sequencing and annotation of the Drosophila melanogaster genome in the late 1990s.

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

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