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Researchers in Africa have issued guidelines to govern genomic research in the region, Nature News reports. It adds that the guidelines aim to "combat 'helicopter' research, in which foreign scientists take samples and data" and leave with few benefits flowing back to Africans.

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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.

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.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.