Researchers have recently gathered in Napa Valley for a sort of déjà vu meeting, Wired writes. Just like in the 1970s when researchers gathered to grapple with the ethical use of a new biotech tool, they again were coming together to discuss the implications of another tool, this time genome engineering.

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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.