NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - The genome of Francisella tularensis, a pathogenic bacteria with potential as a bioweapon, has been sequenced by an international group of researchers led by the UK's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the institute said this week.

 

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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.