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Nathan Ley says his "enthusiasm for a career in science is slowly ebbing away." In a blog post for the Guardian, the grad student says that trying to get accepted somewhere to pursue a PhD has taken a toll on his motivation to do research.

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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.