The ASHG meeting is in full swing with sunburned scientists showing up to give their talks and everyone getting adjusted to local time here in Hawaii. (Yep, Daily Scan's on the scene.) This week, attendees got caught up on what the 1,000 Genomes project is up to — the University of Oxford's Gil McVean said to keep an eye out for data from the initiative's pilot studies in November or December.

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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.