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A Japanese Kobe beef industry group is to begin using DNA testing to fight against fake Kobe beef, according to Kyodo News.

In Science this week: four reviews examine what's known about the associations between genotype and phenotype, and more.

The Justice Department has issued an interim policy governing the use of genetic genealogy, according to CNET.

To Get Them Enrolled

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing company 23andMe is partnering with clinical trial firm TrialSpark to address low recruitment into clinical trials.

A Growth Field?

Reuters reports on the growth of genetic testing fraud in the US that targets senior citizens.

In Nature this week: immunomagnetic method for sorting cells, cumulative effects of rare and common risk variants in schizophrenia, and more.

Additional 'Geniuses'

The MacArthur Foundation has revealed this year's recipients of its 'genius' award, the New York Times reports.

The Los Angeles Times reports on concerns regarding rapid DNA analysis by law enforcement.

Wildlife forensic investigators are using DNA sequencing and other forensic tools to address wildlife crime, according to BBC Future.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: database of genotype-phenotype associations in eukaryotes, DNA curtains to visualize how Bloom helicase works, and more.

Not These Sequences

Easier DNA synthesis means it might be easier for people to gain access to sequences from pathogens they should not have, NPR reports.

Retraction Watch reports on the latest goings-on with  Carlo Croce's lawsuit against Ohio State University.

Waiting a While

The Irish Cancer Society highlight the lack of funding for genetic testing services, the Independent reports.

In PNAS this week: cell division rates decline with age, different genetic lineages of chytrid fungus found, and more.

Points to Oxytocin

Researchers have uncovered methylation differences linked to altered oxytocin signaling among people with hypersexual disorder, New Scientist reports.

Canadian food inspectors are relying on whole-genome sequencing to track foodborne pathogens, the CBC reports.

In PLOS this week: genetic diversity of invasive Echium plantagineum, gene-miRNA interactions in abdominal aortic aneurysm, and more.

Dunno Whose It Is

According to Wired, Nebula Genomics is providing a way for people to get their genomes sequenced anonymously.

Keep Them or Not?

NPR says the explosion and fire earlier this week at a Russian lab that stores dangerous pathogens revives the question of whether such samples should be kept.

A 26-year-old woman tells Cosmopolitan about learning her APOE status at a young age.

In Science journals this week: a functional genomic screen uncovers drug combination that increases KRAS inhibitor efficacy in aggressive lung cancer, and more.

Making a Mark

A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

And Maybe a Fee

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.

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A proposed rule would deem graduate students at private institutions to not be employees, which ScienceInsider reports might affect unionization efforts.

A new study finds that a positive lab environment can encourage undergraduates to continue to perform research.

A new analysis suggests non-US citizen STEM PhDs might pass up jobs at US-based startups due to visa concerns.

A UK survey of researchers who identified as LGBT+ and allies uncovered evidence of unwelcoming workplace climates in the physical sciences.