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

The company's Keystone platform will have an iPhone-esque application platform for different tools used for forensic DNA data analysis. 

New York officials are considering the use of a familial DNA search to get a lead on a suspect in the strangulation death of a runner.

The company will work with researchers from the University of North Texas Health Science Center to develop better software for forensics. 

Blow Fly Sequence

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis researchers sequence the genome of the black blow fly, which is used in forensic investigations.

Familial DNA searches in criminal cases are winning over some critics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

DNA phenotyping puts a potential face to a suspect in a nearly 25-year-old murder, the AP reports.

In Genome Research this week: pangolin genome sequencing study, postmortem genetic screening of sudden unexplained death, and more.

Prosecutors seek to introduce evidence from low-template DNA analysis in a murder case in upstate New York, the New York Times reports.

A consortium of European researchers is tackling issues around implementing NGS in forensics, and as a first step has developed an ancestry SNP panel.


In PLOS this week: nasal microbial communities in asthma patients; sequencing-based way to detect, track schistosomiasis; and more.

The New York Times speaks with Vanderbilt's John Anthony Capra about Neanderthal genes in modern humans.

A draft guidance from the FDA suggests the agency wants to more tightly control gene-edited animals, according to Technology Review.

Researchers were among this weekend's protesters bemoaning the new US administration, Vox reports.