David Botstein, a seminal figure in the development of microarrays, is packing up his Silicon Valley home and returning to his East Coast roots.

Botstein will head the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University starting next summer. The institute has a mandate to develop novel approaches to the study of biology in a post-genomic era and to derive an understanding of how biological systems organize and integrate complex processes.

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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.