genetic genealogy

The two papers published today in Science and Cell have implications for both forensics and genetic research.

We'll Try the Radio

Spotify and Ancestry.com are collaborating to devise playlists based on customers' ancestry testing results, Quartz reports.

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.

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In Science this week: a CRISPR screen identifies sideroflexin 1 as a requisite component of one-carbon metabolism, and more.

Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.