Scientific American's Katherine Harmon reports on how epidemiologists, inspired by the impact of hard data generated in genomics research, seek to develop a "detailed map of environmental exposures that might occur throughout a lifetime, which can be mapped onto the etiology ...

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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.