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Researchers were able to isolate DNA from a 200-year-old clay pipe found at a former slave site in Maryland and use it to trace the pipe smoker's ancestry to what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

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As the Canadian election season heats up, neither major party has really paid much attention to science, according to Nature News.

BBC News says the uncertainty over Brexit is affecting science funding in the UK.

A new app purports to tell users "how gay" they are by looking at their DNA, but experts tell Futurism that the app is bunk.

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