This article from the Wall Street Journal ($) reports on a consortium that will shut down a series of cancer clinical trials due to insufficient federal funding. The Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups will reduce its trials by some 3,000 patients this year, which will mostly affect studies of less common cancers, according to the article.

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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.