Building on a shotgun sequencing strategy employed in the detection of fetal trisomy from maternal plasma, Dennis Lo's team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong has shown that whole-genome sequencing of a cancer patient's blood sample can detect both copy number alterations and single nucleotide variants present in the patient's tumor.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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