Bosco at the Trapped in the U.S.A. blog wants to know if you've ever made a protein sequencing error. If you ever have, you probably know at little about how the researchers at now-defunct biotech company Genetics Institute felt when they realized that three errors out of 166 amino acids in the protein sequence of erythopoietin, or Epo, cost them $2 billion in lost income and a very valuable patent.

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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.