This Week in PNAS

A study has shown that having a particular gene variant causes some macaque monkeys to drink more alcohol in experiments, says a story at the BBC. This week, researchers led by NIH's Christina Barr published work in PNAS that shows that in rhesus macaques, a SNP in the CRH promoter, which encodes corticotropin-releasing factor, was associated with drinking to relieve stress.

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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.