Sirna Therapeutics expects to yield a clinical candidate for its Huntington’s disease program before the end of the year, after company researchers were able to achieve significant knockdown of the disease-causing gene resulting in improved motor function in a mouse model using a vector-expressed siRNA, according to CEO and President Howard Robin.

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

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

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.