Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

"The number of customers using our PCT platform in the workflow for mass spectrometry has increased dramatically in the last year, and so we're addressing that market particularly," said PBI's CEO.

The company will be working to improve methods of biomolecule extraction to allow researchers to better use archival formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples in studies of disease progression and response to therapy.

The CRADA with Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the American Registry of Pathology, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is to develop pressure-based sample prep methods to improve the quality and yield of biomolecular extractions from FFPE tissue.

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.