Scientists at Eurofins in Germany have shown that they can distinguish identical twins based on single nucleotide differences in their genomes, providing a path to help solve paternity and forensic cases that involve monozygotic twins.

Current paternity and forensic genetic testing relies largely on a set of short tandem repeats, or STRs, which cannot differentiate between monozygotic twins because they are identical for both.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.

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