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With its acquisition this week of privately held molecular diagnostic developer BioHelix, clinical diagnostics firm Quidel adds to its portfolio of technologies to enable its burgeoning molecular diagnostics business.

Health management-services and diagnostics firm Alere is developing a pair of nucleic acid testing platforms, representing the company's first major move into the molecular diagnostics space, according to recent company presentations.

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

A Columbia University-led team used emergency contact information from medical records to create family trees and estimate disease heritability.

In Science this week: ancient Southeast Asian genomes provide insight on human migration, and more.

NPR says a new report recommends that former research chimpanzees should be moved to retirement sanctuaries unless that move would shorten their lives.