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Individuals have handed over their DNA to consumer genetic testing companies to learn about their ancestry, find relatives, or health risks, but the Wall Street Journal notes that law enforcement has also become interested in genetic genealogy and has used consumers' data to home in on potential suspects.

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A bioethicist from Abertay University uses a utilitarian approach to justify genetically modifying the human germline, the BBC reports.

The General Data Protection Regulation has slowed some data sharing with non-European researchers as they find ways to comply with the law, ScienceInsider reports.

The US has upgraded its network of public health labs to provide whole-genome sequencing to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Quartz reports.

In Science this week: approach to visualize 3D genome structure in single cells, RNA interference knockdown screens to examine genetic origins of beetle horns and insect wings,  and more.