Law & Policy

New way to find relatives from forensic DNA

Investigators may be able to use forensic DNA to track down family members in public genealogy databases, creating new ways to generate leads while also raising issues about genetic privacy.

Stanford School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences —

California’s vehicle emissions fight continues a 50-year struggle

California’s resistance to federal plans loosening vehicle emissions standards is nothing new. Over the decades, the state has fought repeatedly to stay in the forefront of pollution controls.

Stanford Law —

Government hacking raises new security concerns

A cryptography expert at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society examines U.S. government hacking and the security concerns it entails.

Managed retreat buyouts offer lessons for success

New research finds government buyouts of homes in floodplains have often lacked transparency. This could deter residents from participating in managed retreat, one of the main strategies for adapting to areas becoming more flood-prone, Stanford researcher suggests.

How to get good data about human trafficking

Stanford’s researchers have created resources about data gathering for people working in the anti-human trafficking field, including best practices about getting responsible and reliable data when working with hidden and vulnerable populations.