Cytogeneticists are increasingly adopting chromosomal microarrays for prenatal diagnostics, but have not yet reached a consensus when it comes to what kinds of cases should undergo array-based screening and which platform is best to use.

In addition, findings of unknown clinical significance continue to slow the uptake of the technology for prenatal testing, as some in the cytogenetics community hope that time, and experience, will put to rest most of the questions about the new technology and the data it provides.

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Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

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.

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