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More than one-fifth of the companies listed on the BioCommerce Week Index have joined an international coalition that aims to curb plans by the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate certain homebrew diagnostics ordinarily monitored by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

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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.