On Renaisauce's blog, Renaisauce compares the Duke-Butler NCAA championship game to what he calls "the most entertaining science-based bout of the nineties: Francis Collins and Craig Venter." A recent issue of Nature, which Renaisauce says he was reading during the game, featured a special section on the 10-year anniversary of the completed human genome, including articles from Venter

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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.