Myriad Genetics has chosen Sun Microsystems to provide the computing infrastructure for its protein-mapping venture with Hitachi and Oracle, according to two sources close to the deal.

Myriad had recently narrowed the field of computing power providers to Sun and Compaq, eliminating IBM, one source said, and would announce Sun as the winner this week. Bill Hockett, a spokesman with Myriad, confirmed that the company had decided upon a vendor, but declined to comment further. A spokesperson from Sun declined to comment.

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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.

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