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British geneticist David Latchman, who is embroiled in a research misconduct probe, tells Nature News that he did not produce or oversee the production of the images at the center of the investigation. He notes, though, that he did not examine the papers closely enough to detect the errors.

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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.