forensics

The Atlantic writes that new tools and technologies are entering the forensic genetic space.

An investigative piece from the New York Times and ProPublica highlights concerns with DNA testing at the chief medical examiner office in New York.

Using a new algorithm, JCVI and Human Longevity researchers revealed potential re-identification risks using trait prediction from genome sequences.

The new firm will focus on selling Illumina's forensic sequencing technology products, including the MiSeq FGx.

Collected and Stored

Cleveland.com 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.

Pages

A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.