Saving Lives

A new study in the American Journal of Human Genetics shows the potential genomic research has to impact lives for the better, says Forbes' Matthew Herper. Herper recounts the story of Sesha Lundell, whose son and nephews died in infancy of a rare disease that had also affected her brothers.

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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.