A Fair Few Sequencers

A police department in Xinjiang, China, is increasing its collection of DNA samples from the Muslim Uighur minority group in the region, leading to concerns that the samples will be used politically, Nature News reports. It adds that the Chinese government has, in recent years, come down on separatist movements in Xinjiang.

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