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In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Singapore and China describe expression patterns, transcription factors, and regulatory marks that appear to be involved in the process of mouse stem cell differentiation into brown adipocytes, or brown fat cells.

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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.