The World Anti-Doping Agency is adding gene-editing agents to its list of banned substances for use in sports, Engadget reports. It notes that the organization is trying to get ahead of a possible new doping approach, rather than playing catch up.
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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.
Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.
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.
In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.