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Robert Tjian, the head of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is stepping down at the end of next year, ScienceInsider reports.

It notes that, despite HHMI's flat budget, Tjian has been able to launch a number of new initiatives, while still supporting more than 300 investigators.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.