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As part of a special issue of Science this week that focuses on cancer, Weill Cornell Medicine researcher and New York Genome Center member Harold Varmus discusses the uncertainty around cancer research funding despite growing interest among policymakers in tackling the disease. He highlights the need for resources to take advantage of the momentum already achieved in combating cancer, while offering ways that national leaders can do so "even without the certainty of additional dollars."

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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.