Thermo Fisher said that IntegenX complements and enhances its existing human identification product portfolio.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

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A database of rhinoceros DNA aims to help catch poachers, according to the Guardian.

Experts in Ireland debate whether remains uncovered at a mother-and-baby home can undergo genetic testing, according to the Irish Times.

An op-ed in the Washington Post calls for expanding DNA databases to reduce crime rates.

DNA phenotyping leads to a confession in a Texas murder case, according to the Associated Press.

A pair of researchers presents a new approach for gauging forensic Y-chromosome profile matches in PLOS Genetics.

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.


American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.