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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.

23andMe and Airbnb have partnered to offer "heritage travel," according to Venture Beat.

GEDmatch Opts Outs

According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

Consumer genomics companies have endeavored to reach out to minority communities with sometimes contentious results.

Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

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Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.