The New York City medical examiner is spearheading an effort to identify missing persons by matching DNA from that person or a family member to unidentified remains, the Associated Press reports. It adds that thousands of DNA samples have been given to the medical examiner's office over the past 10 years, leading to the identification of about 50 people.

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NPR reports that researchers in Italy are testing a gene drive aimed at controlling mosquito populations.

Researchers may experience the effects of the government shutdown for a while, the Los Angeles Times reports.

A new study finds that the majority of patients at a Tijuana clinic received a diagnosis after first-line genome sequencing, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

In Genome Biology this week: post-transcriptional modification-based stratification of glioblastoma, single-cell analysis of gene expression and methylation in human iPSCs, and more.