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The Illinois police have cut the number of DNA tests waiting to be run in about half, CBS Chicago reports.

The New York Times reports that a suspect tied by genetic genealogy to a 1972 murder died by suicide just before a jury convicted him.

A 50-year-old cold case was cracked using genetic genealogy, the New York Times reports.

Driving the shift is a belief that standard STR testing is not always a reliable tool for determining complex family relationships.

According to the Associated Press, Joseph James DeAngelo, who was linked by genetic genealogy to a series of rapes and murders, is to serve multiple, consecutive life sentences.

Minnesota police have used genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a 1986 cold case, reports NBC News.

The Los Angeles Times reports Joseph James DeAngelo is expected to plead guilty in a case that identified him as a suspect through genetic genealogy.

A new pilot program aims to identify DNA matches between Florida felons and unsolved crimes nationwide.

NBC Bay Area reports a California lab has been certified to conduct forensic mitochondrial DNA sequencing.

The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.


Politico notes that the Biden Administration has not yet nominated a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner. 

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

A new preprint suggests some SARS-CoV-2 variants could affect the effectiveness of current vaccines, the Associated Press reports.

In Nature this week: Australian lungfish provides details on the movement of vertebrate life from water to land, and more.