In its newly released report, The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues says that synthetic biology currently poses few risks and recommends that investigators in the field self-regulate their research, according to the New York Times.
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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.