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In this week's Nature Communications, a research team from Uppsala University reports the development of a mobile phone attachment that can detect cancer-related DNA mutations, opening the door for in-field cancer diagnosis. The 3D-printed device is essentially a multi-modal microscope capable of detecting cancer-specific DNA sequences using fluorescently labeled probes.

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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.