Researchers at BGI Shenzen say they have sequenced the first Mongolian genome, reports UPI. The sample came from a man who is said to be a 34th generation descendant of Genghis Khan and a member of the Mongolian Royal Family, UPI adds.
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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.