Well, here's something you don't expect to see on the Daily Scan. But since we're all frequent travelers, GTO couldn't resist a quick post on this article from Wired about a contest to find new technology to speed up airport security. The prize is $500,000 and anyone can make a suggestion about how to improve the hellish process we've all come to know and dread.

 

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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.