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A recent conference discussed genetic genealogy in light of new US Department of Justice guidelines, the New York Times reports.

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

And Maybe a Fee

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

As part of the shift, DNA.Land, which was run as an academic research project, will delete all data by the end of the month and ask customers to resubmit it.

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.

Pages

23andMe has a holiday popup shop at a mall and could open additional stores, Bloomberg reports.

By studying koalas and a retrovirus that infects them, researchers may have uncovered a new sort of 'immune response' that occurs at the genomic level, Agence France Presse reports.

NPR reports that the first person in the US given a gene editing-based therapy for a genetic disorder is heading home.

In Science this week: ancient genomes reveal social inequality within individual households, new method for quantifying genetic variation in gene dosage, and more.