forensics

Face for the Suspect

Newport Beach police have turned to DNA phenotyping to generate images of a suspect in a 45-year-old murder, UPI reports.

Buzzfeed News reports that genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in a 1986 rape and murder case.

How Old Were They?

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers report being able to determine age from dried bloodstains, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

Bloomberg looks into privacy issues raised by law enforcement's use of genetic genealogy sites.

Bavaria expands its forensic genetic analyses to include DNA phenotyping, raising discrimination concerns.

The Virginia-based firm's genetic genealogy service for forensics played a central role in a recent arrest in a 30-year-old double homicide case.

Genetic genealogy has led to an arrest in another cold case, dating back to 1987.

Parabon NanoLabs is partnering with law enforcement to use genetic genealogy approaches to solve cold cases, Buzzfeed News reports.

Down to One Person

Science speaks with Columbia University's Yaniv Erlich about using genetic genealogical data to identify people.

A familial match at a genetic genealogy site has led police to make an arrest in the decades-old Golden State Killer case, the Sacramento Bee reports.

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Cancer researcher Alan Rabson has died at 92, the New York Times reports.

As the National Guideline Clearinghouse goes dark, the ECRI Institute says it will pick up the slack.

In Genome Research this week: sequencing method examines proteins parasite uses to evade immune system, L1 insertions in cancer, and more.

The Atlantic reports on private Facebook support groups for people who receive unexpected parentage results from direct-to-consumer genetic tests.