NEW YORK, March 11 - Cepheid is joining forces with defense giant Northrop Grumman and Environmental Technologies Group, a subsidiary of a UK aerospace firm, to adapt PCR-based pathogen detectors for use with US Postal Service mail sorting systems, the companies said on Monday.

 

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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.