The revelation that hair analysis testimony from US Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic examiners was flawed shouldn't come as a surprise, writes the Broad Institute's Eric Lander in an op-ed appearing in the New York Times.

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Sometimes genetic tests give inconclusive results and provide little reassurance to patients, the Associated Press reports.

Vox wonders whether gene-editing crops will be viewed similarly as genetically modified organisms of if people will give them a try.

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With H3Africa, Charles Rotimi has been working to bolster the representation of African participants and African researchers in genomics, Newsweek reports.