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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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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.