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The qPCR assay measures methylation of six genes and could help doctors identify aggressive vs indolent prostate cancer more accurately than PSA.

Alemannic burial site.

At a 7th century German burial site, researchers saw genetic markers from populations in northern Europe, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean.

Using genome sequencing and phylogenetics, researchers have shown that the industrial yeast Pichia kudriavzevii is genetically the same species as Candida krusei.

Long Lives of Bats

Researchers report that the telomeres of a long-lived bat don't shorten with age.

A new study stratified the Irish population into 10 genetic clusters that largely line up with geographic and political boundaries.

Researchers plan to sequence 5,000 genomes and collect health and fitness data to tease out the role of genetics in things like aerobic capacity and bone density.

The Irish Times looks into whether everyone benefits the same from advice to exercise and eat right.

The work offers a proof of concept for the notion that dynamic models of signaling could serve as more effective biomarkers than discrete molecular markers.

Using 230 ancient genomes, researchers have identified source populations for early European farmers and uncovered signs of selection associated with the transition to this lifestyle.

A team of Irish researchers sequenced an ancient aurochs genome to examine the domestication of cattle.

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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.

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.