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Amid an ongoing patent dispute with Digene, Third Wave Technologies officials said last week that the firm is on track to submit its human papillomavirus diagnostic to the US Food and Drug Administration this year and expects to receive US clearance of its cystic fibrosis test in the third quarter.

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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.