Tom Hudson, director of the Montreal Genome Centre since 1996 and former assistant director of the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genomic Research from 1996 to 2001, did not move back to his native Quebec to be closer to the ski hills (though perhaps that was an added incentive).

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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.