Getting It Early

Researchers in Europe say they've been able to correct an X-linked condition by treating it in utero with a drug, Stat News reports.

The rare condition, X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED), is caused by loss-of-function variants in the gene encoding ectodysplasin A (EDA) and is marked by a lack of sweat glands, which can lead people with the condition to overheat.

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Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.