A team of international researchers reports in the British Journal of Cancer on whether a germline mutation in phosphoinositide-3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha, or PIK3CA, affects breast cancer risk — somatic mutations in PIK3CA are common in breast cancer tumors in Caucasians. The team genotyped approximately 36,400 cases and 35,000 controls from different studies.

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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.