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A new study published in Cell Stem Cell shows that liver cancers are protected from chemotherapy by a type of "super cancer stem cells" that make the disease resistant to treatment, reports Reuters' Tan Ee Lyn. The stem cells can also spread to other body parts, and can come back even after surgical removal, Lyn says.

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

In Science this week: CRISPR-based approach for recording cellular events, and more.

A new company says it will analyze customers' genes to find them a suitable date, though Smithsonian magazine says the science behind it might be shaky.