The rise of the eco-tourist has led to the Galápagos Islands being added to UNESCO's danger list, reports the New York Times. Between 1990 and 2006, the number of visitors to the archipelago rose 250 percent. The Galápagos now has 748 introduced plant species -- as compared to 500 native ones --  that the Darwin Foundation says could have "severe impacts [on] native biodiversity."

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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.