This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by University of Queensland researchers reports on the genomic analysis of more than 450 pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas, revealing a variety of disease subtypes. Through the analysis, the scientists uncovered 32 recurrently mutated genes that aggregate into 10 different pathways. RNA expression profiling was used to define four subtypes, each associated with different histolopathological characteristics and differential survival profiles.

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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.