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The US Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday charged Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of Theranos, and Ramesh Balwani, its former president, with fraud, as 360Dx reports. The SEC alleges that Holmes and Balwani raised more than $700 million from investors by exaggerating or lying about the capabilities of the company's technology.

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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.