This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Norway and Sweden describe forms of selective constraint involving connectivity between co-expression networks. Using RNA sequencing and genome re-sequencing, the team profiled gene expression in buds from a natural aspen (Populus tremula) tree population as they transitioned from winter buds to flushing buds.

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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.