Stat News reports that the Life Science division of Alphabet, the new Google holding company, is now a separate company known as Verily. That is 'verily' as in "Verily, I swear," from Shakespeare's Henry VIII, it adds.
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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.
A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.