There's a story in the Guardian about a new technique that uses CGH instead of FISH for screening out defective embryos that have chromosomal abnormalities in women trying to get pregnant by in vitro fertilization. In a study led by scientists at Oxford University and Reprogenetics UK, and the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, 78 percent of the 23 women who underwent IVF in the study became pregnant with embryos screened using CGH.

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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.