The Wall Street Journal reports on research out of the Johns Hopkins University Kimmel Cancer Center that describes a new blood test which can decipher a patient’s genetic fingerprint in search of known DNA biomarkers for cancer based on the sequences of several tumor types.

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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.