By Julia Karow

This story was originally published Nov. 18.

Researchers at the Magee-Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh have demonstrated that next-generation sequencing of maternal blood DNA can not only identify gross fetal chromosomal abnormalities, but also more subtle subchromosomal changes, opening another potential application of sequencing for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics.

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Two new Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology studies have largely reproduced the original findings, ScienceInsider reports.

DNA fingerprinting could catch some sample mix-ups at pathology labs, the New York Times says.

A Maryland police department has turned to DNA phenotyping to develop a suspect sketch, WJLA reports.

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