Over at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders points to a post that has compiled the top 20 Facebook applications for science and medicine. So, if you're still wondering whether or not you're too old to open an account, maybe now is the time to intimidate the Facebook kids into letting you into the treehouse!

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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.