In a post published this week in The New York Times' Motherlode special section, TV producer-turned-freelance journalist Darlena Cunha shared her thoughts on the difficulty of dealing with the knowledge that she has a very high chance of developing breast or ovarian cancer, knowledge imparted to her as a result of BRCA1 mutation testing.

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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.