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According to the Associated Press, genetic genealogy has helped law enforcement officials identify an unknown victim of the Green River Killer.
The decision comes amid a general slowdown in the market, yet also showcases the continued appeal of ancestry-related applications.
Ancestry will focus more on family history and genetic genealogy, and called the move a "strategic but difficult decision."
The New York Times reports that a suspect tied by genetic genealogy to a 1972 murder died by suicide just before a jury convicted him.
A 50-year-old cold case was cracked using genetic genealogy, the New York Times reports.
Sequencing of ancient samples showed that Denisovan Y chromosomes split around 700,000 years ago from a lineage shared by Neanderthals and modern humans.
Driving the shift is a belief that standard STR testing is not always a reliable tool for determining complex family relationships.
According to the Associated Press, Joseph James DeAngelo, who was linked by genetic genealogy to a series of rapes and murders, is to serve multiple, consecutive life sentences.
The New York-based multinational investment company will acquire Ancestry from current stakeholders Silver Lake, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and others.
The next iteration of Ancestry's Health experience seeks to provide customers with actionable information about certain commonly inherited health conditions.
The FDA and CDC call for a pause in administering Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine while reports of rare blood clots are looked into, reports the Wall Street Journal.
According to the Associated Press, a Swiss program aims to shepherd long-term science projects and diplomacy.
CNN reports that two new studies suggest the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant may be more transmissible, but may not lead to more severe disease.
In PNAS this week: analysis of pathway affecting acute kidney injury, parental-specific allelic expression in horse placenta, and more.