By making a genetic change to lignin, a team of researchers from Michigan State University, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison say that those plants could be more easily broken down for use as biofuels.
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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.