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Bode Technology Forensic Genealogy Service

Bode Technology has launched a new forensic genealogy service to law enforcement investigators and crime laboratories. The service provides forensic accredited DNA services for sample handling, extraction, and confirmation testing. The tool integrates advanced DNA testing and genealogy to develop ancestral relationships between the samples and deliver leads to the firm's clients. By using its forensic laboratory, clinical testing laboratory, and experienced genealogists, Bode said it has developed a high-quality, turn-key solution for clients from sample submission through confirmation testing. 

The Scan

More Boosters for US

Following US Food and Drug Administration authorization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has endorsed booster doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Washington Post writes.

From a Pig

A genetically modified pig kidney was transplanted into a human without triggering an immune response, Reuters reports.

For Privacy's Sake

Wired reports that more US states are passing genetic privacy laws.

Science Paper on How Poaching Drove Evolution in African Elephants

In Science this week: poaching has led to the rapid evolution of tuskless African elephants.