In the June 23 SN: Emmy Noether gets her due, the 411 on ancestry testing, bonobo birthing buddies, a mysterious neutrino surplus, the oldest known lizard fossil, genetic genealogy in police work, Pluto’s dunes and more.
FAMILY FINDER Science News reporter Tina Hesman Saey tried out several consumer genetic testing companies to learn more about her ancestry.
FINDING FAMILY DNA testing helped Michael Douglas find his biological family in southern Maryland and his Irish roots.
DNA DETECTION Police are using DNA in new ways in crime investigations: to probe family trees in public genealogy databases for suspects. The technique, called genetic genealogy, raises privacy concerns.