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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.
Minnesota police have used genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a 1986 cold case, reports NBC News.
Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner.
Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.
A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.
In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.