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Buzzfeed News' Peter Aldhous tried to identify his coworkers using the same genetic genealogy techniques used by law enforcement officials. But Aldhous writes that while he was able to identify six of his 10 co-workers, it raised issues of racial profiling.

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The Hill reports President Donald Trump issued an executive directing federal agencies to cut the number of board and advisory committees they have.

The New York Times reports that researchers are combining tools to more quickly develop crops to feed a growing population and cope with shifting climates.

Scientists in Canada are looking to the UK's plan to sequence children with rare conditions for inspiration, the National Post reports.

In PNAS this week: copy number changes arose during polar bear evolution, genomic and transcriptomic analysis of the Siberian hamster, and more.