Researchers at the University of Washington are collecting pictures from people from around the world to encode them in DNA, Wired reports. It adds that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is particularly interested in DNA-based data storage.
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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.
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.
Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.
In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.