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Rather than be pared down, the New York City Police Department's DNA database has grown since announcing DNA profiles would be removed, Politico reports.

The NYPD has its own DNA database separate from that of the state, and last year it said that it would be removing genetic profiles that were collected from people who were arrested or questioned but never convicted of a crime.

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NPR reports that researchers have developed chimeric embryos as part of work toward growing human organs in animals for organ transplants.

According to the Washington Post, the Biden Administration is set to make changes to federal restrictions on fetal tissue research.

In Science this week: approach to isolated trace DNA from archaic humans from sediments, and more.

Texas Monthly looks into the DNA Zoo being collected by Baylor College of Medicine researchers.