Parabon NanoLabs has uploaded DNA information from a hundred crime scenes to the genetic genealogy site GEDmatch, Buzzfeed News reports. It adds that the company has uncovered people related to the suspects in about 20 of the cases.

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Researchers are refining a tool to predict a woman's risk of developing breast cancer, according to the Guardian.

According to Stat News, the partial government shutdown in the US could soon affect the ability of the Food and Drug Administration to review new drugs.

In PNAS this week: gypsy moth genome sequenced, phylogenomic analysis of Polyneopterans, and more.

CNN reports that people's genes tend to have a greater influence on their risk of developing disease than their environment, but it varies by phenotype.