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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 Out

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.

Buzzfeed News' Peter Aldhous tried his hand at genetic genealogy to identify some of his coworkers.

The Suspects, Too

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

"Wild West"

Mother Jones reports there are few regulations overseeing the use of genetic genealogy by law enforcement.

A genetic genealogy approach has led to the arrest of a mother in the 1981 death of her newborn, the New York Times reports.


Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.