Science writer Anna Gosline explores her recent experience with Navigenics’ personal genomics service in this article from the LA Times. "And then there it was, in an orange 'warning' box on my Web browser: a significantly higher-than-average lifetime risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of this devastating disorder," she writes.

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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.