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Spark Therapeutics has priced its gene therapy Luxturna at $850,000 for a one-time treatment, CNBC reports. This, Stat News notes, makes it the most expensive medicine sold in the US, by sticker price.

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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.