Some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help fill in gaps in their knowledge of their genealogy, St. Louis Public Radio reports. It adds that the transatlantic slave trade erased a lot of information about people's origins.
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According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.
The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.
A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.
In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.