Wang Jian, the president and a co-founder of BGI, tells Forbes Asia that he and the other co-founders "were a group of people trying to do fun things.” In particular, Shu-Ching Jean Chen writes, they wanted to be part of the Human Genome Project.
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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.