NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The April arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo as the Golden State Killer in California surprised serial killer experts who assumed that the cold case from the 1970s and 80s would never be solved. But the method by which the police found DeAngelo surprised people for a different reason and raised questions about personal privacy related to DNA that people donated to genealogy databases.

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The US National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration have proposed changing gene therapy oversight, the Associated Press reports.

Nature News reports that the Salk Institute has asked for the scope of a gender discrimination lawsuit brought against it to be narrowed.

CNBC reports that the sequencing startup Veritas aims to sequence individuals who fall at extremes.

In PLOS this week: genotyping of indigenous North African goats, program to simulate evolve and resequencing studies, and more.