Nature Network blogger and scientist Anna Kushnir pens an editorial for Wired wondering why there's such a large discrepancy in the number of women who start out in graduate school compared to the number that end up as tenured professors. She considers a couple of possible causes -- including the pressure of choosing career over family, or a potentially uncomfortable male-dominated environment -- that drive women from their long-term goals.

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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.