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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Japan report on methylation in the KEAP1 gene promoter region, and its effects in colorectal cancer. The team examined colorectal cancer cell lines and tissue samples — eight of 10 cell lines had hypermethylated CpG islands in the KEAP1 promoter region, as did 53 percent of 40 tumor tissues tested.

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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.