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Verogen will gain access to GEDmatch's database of genetic profiles, although users can choose whether law enforcement can search their data to solve violent crimes.

According to the Associated Press, police in Germany are seeking DNA samples from 900 men to tackle a cold case.

Against the Plan

An opinion piece at The Hill criticizes the proposed plan to collect DNA samples from migrants at the US border.

Quick Confirmation

The Scientist writes that the announcement of Islamic State's Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's death suggested that his identity might have been confirmed with rapid DNA testing.

A recent conference discussed genetic genealogy in light of new US Department of Justice guidelines, the New York Times reports.

The Justice Department has issued an interim policy governing the use of genetic genealogy, according to CNET.

The Los Angeles Times reports on concerns regarding rapid DNA analysis by law enforcement.

Wildlife forensic investigators are using DNA sequencing and other forensic tools to address wildlife crime, according to BBC Future.

And Maybe a Fee

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

DNA for Attorneys

Virginia's Department of Forensic Science is offering attorneys a course on DNA testing, the Virginian-Pilot reports.

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ScienceInsider reports that rude and unprofessional paper reviewers are common and can have harmful effects.

The US Senate has confirmed Stephen Hahn as the next commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, according to the New York Times.

CNBC reports Apple is partnering with Color Genomics to offer its employees free DNA screening for disease.

In Science this week: researchers use CRISPR tool to find gut microbiome molecules involved in immunity, and more.