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While risk factors like cholesterol levels and a history of smoking can gauge whether someone is at increased risk of heart disease, Discover magazine writes that those risk factors might not work as well in younger people and that other means of assessing risk like polygenic risk scores might be better poised for use in that population.

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Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.