Panda's Thumb has posted a long rebuff of the Wired article that we blogged about several days ago; apparently, according to the blog, the article fails to be balanced. For a detailed glimpse into why ID and science don't mix — and why science reportage needs improvement — read the post here.
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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.