In a paper published online in advance in Translational Psychiatry, a team led by researchers at nonprofit institute SRI International shows in a GWAS meta-analysis that a non-coding SNP on chromosome 15q25.1 is associated with smoking quantity — as measured by cigarettes per day — in African Americans.

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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.