Blogger Chemical Bilology shares her discovery that the combination of her first and last names is unique in the PubMed database. "I'm so special!" she writes, although several authors "with my first and middle initials plus last name," have papers indexed in PubMed.

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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.