NEW YORK, June 11-MetaMorphix plans to announce this afternoon that it has completed a draft of the cow genome and has inked a major deal with the international food giant Cargill to discover markers for desirable genetic traits in cattle.

 

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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.