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Genetic genealogy has been used to arrest Theresa Bentaas in the 1981 death of her son, the New York Times reports.

The newborn — who was called Andrew John Doe — was discovered in a ditch in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the winter, where he likely died of exposure, according to the Times, which adds that he wasn't identified at the time.

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Nobel laureates and scientific societies urge NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services to revisit the recent decision to end funding for a coronavirus grant.

Bloomberg reports that BGI's SARS-CoV-2 testing sites in the Middle East have raised concerns among US officials.

A new Pew Research Center poll finds confidence in medical researchers has grown among US adults since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In Science this week: machine learning algorithm for faster Mendelian disorder diagnoses, gene linked to safe response to nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates, and more.