genetic genealogy

Law enforcement officials have relied on genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a decade-old series of rapes, the Associated Press reports.

Choice of Identity

Sociologists report that people select what aspects of their genetic ancestry test results they incorporate into their sense of ethnic or racial identity.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

After the arrest of the Golden State Killer, ethicists say the government must delineate acceptable limits for future uses of public DNA databases.

NPR conducted a poll that asked people in the US about genetic testing to find that about a third have considered it.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

Down to One Person

Science speaks with Columbia University's Yaniv Erlich about using genetic genealogical data to identify people.

Researchers constructed family trees with up to 13 million members from public genealogy profiles, but some disagree with their conclusions on the genetics of longevity.

American customers' interest in their genetic ancestry continues to be the primary driver of the consumer genomics market and shows no signs of diminishing. 

Living DNA and its partners are aiming to create a detailed genetic map of the world based on people's DNA.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.