This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a group of US and European investigators describes the discovery of mutations that give the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum the ability to evade treatment. The researchers performed a genomic analysis of 262 P. falciparum parasites resistant to 37 diverse compounds, uncovering 159 gene amplifications and 148 nonsynonymous changes in 83 genes associated with drug-resistance acquisition.

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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.