There has been an increasing number of cases in which people have been helped medically by knowing their genome, and Forbes' Matthew Herper adds that "these pioneers have followed a path we're all likely to trod down — and one that the business world has not even begun to figure out how to monetize." Herper goes on to say that while the price of DNA sequencing is falling quickly — he mentions the price war between Illumina and Life Tech as well as the in

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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.