Marcia McNutt, the editor-in-chief of Science, has been selected to stand for election for president of the US National Academy of Sciences. If elected, McNutt would be the first woman to head the more than 150-year-old organization.
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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.