DNA phenotyping has led to an arrest and confession in a Texas murder case, the Associated Press reports.

Using DNA found at the crime scene where 25-year-old Chantay Blankinship was beaten to death, Parabon NanoLabs created a sketch of the suspect. Based on markers within DNA the police had, the company estimated the alleged killer's skin tone, eye color, hair color, and face shape.

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Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.