This Week in Science

In Science this week, a group of European researchers discuss how proposed medical device regulation in the European Union could affect consumer genomics. The law would require all health-related genetic tests to undergo a pre-market review to make sure they comply with existing regulations. It would also prohibit direct-to-consumer genetic testing advertising. The scientists explore the challenges and pitfalls the legislation might create.

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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.