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Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences report on cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) monkeys born to surrogate mothers after somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) cloning. When the adult monkey cumulus cells were used as the DNA source for SCNT, the team achieved 22 pregnancies across 42 surrogate monkeys, though the two cloned monkey babies died of respiratory failure within three hours or 30 hours of birth.

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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.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

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.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.