It’s been an eventful year in the life sciences, from the struggles of IBM Watson, to China’s twin CRISPR surprise, to a flurry of IPOs, to catching a serial killer with the power of consumer genetics. And since we’re a wonky bunch over here at STAT, we’re continuing our annual tradition: Life sciences limericks to memorialize the year past. (For 2017’s offerings, click here.)

On solving crime

’Twas a frigid cold case, a chiller
Turned genealogical thriller,
When a DNA kit
And a relative’s spit
Singled out the Golden State Killer.

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  • Well played, Meghan – a smile for “a warm, sunny Saturday morning!” (Ok, I’m a day late reading this but still sincere.)

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