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In Nature Genetics this week, a group led by researchers from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health presents data revealing a shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases. The researchers performed a genome-wide cross-trait analysis of SNP data for asthma and allergic diseases in 33,593 cases and 76,768 controls of European ancestry from the UK Biobank, and find a strong genome-wide genetic correlation between the conditions.

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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.