NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid said today that Australia’s State of Victoria will use the firm’s GeneXpert system and Xpert MRSA tests for screening patients at high risk for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in up to 11 hospitals.

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

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.

Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.