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California high school student Angela Zhang has won a $100,000 scholarship for her research on improving cancer treatment delivery systems, reports the Associated Press' Jessica Gresko. Zhang, who was competing in the Siemens Foundation's annual high school science competition, created what she calls "a Swiss army knife of cancer treatments." The molecule she designed delivers a drug directly to a tumor cell while sparing surrounding healthy cells, Gresko says.

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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.