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Search Decisions

The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

Two Utah cases represent the promise and pitfalls of using genetic genealogy in law enforcement, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

And Overturned

Genetic genealogy has helped exonerate a man who has been jailed for 20 years, Agence France Presse reports.

Researchers examine how white nationalists handle personal genetic ancestry results that conflict with their racist worldview, the New York Times reports.

A Conviction

A suspect linked to a double murder through genetic genealogy has been convicted, according to the Associated Press.

A rape suspect is contesting the DNA analysis that was performed after he was identified through genetic genealogy, the Washington Post reports.

Wired reports that a murder trial in which police homed in on a suspect using genetic genealogy is heading to court, but won't focus on the technique.

Less To Match To

GEDMatch's decision to opt users out of law enforcement searches has shrunk the size of its database open to such searches, Bloomberg reports.

NatGeo will continue to conduct research using its database, which includes data on roughly a million individuals.

The Israeli online genealogy company recently expanded its ancestry genetic testing offering to include health information.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.