This Week in Science

In this week's issue of Science, authors from the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics write a perspective on the 2006 Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act (GPMA). When S.3822 was revised and reintroduced to Congress in 2008 as S.976, the entire section of "Race, Genomics, and Health" and its provisions were deleted from the bill, say the authors.

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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.