Collected and Stored reports that getting a DNA profile removed from a law enforcement database can be tricky.

Flushed Out a Suspect

Fecal DNA helps police arrest a California burglary suspect, the Ventura County Star reports.

Face of the Suspect

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

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

Eh, Sure

A judge says that despite misgivings, uncertain forensic approaches are allowed in court because they are "better than nothing," Scientific American reports.

According to the AP, local police departments are creating their own DNA databases.

A blog post at the Guardian says that epigenetics is coming soon to forensics.

And Closed

A familial DNA search closed a more than 40-year-old murder case, the Washington Post reports.

New York is weighing allowing familial DNA searches, according to the New York Times.

Changes in the microbiome can help researchers pinpoint time of death, Scientific American reports.


Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.