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For nearly a quarter of a century, David Walt's laboratory at Tufts University has been applying micro- and nanotechnology to interrogate single molecules, analyze genetic variation, and investigate the contents and behavior of single cells. BioArray News spoke recently with Walt, co-founder and scientific advisory board chair of Illumina and Quanterix, about those activities.

Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.

The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.

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.