According to Gizmodo's Elly Hart, "23andMe genetic testing is a waste of time and money." Hart says that she chose to purchase the direct-to-consumer genetic testing firm's services last year, when it offered a discount for Gizmodo readers.
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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.