Just when you were in need of a new social networking site for scientists, here comes ResearchGate. As Bertalan Meskó from ScienceRoll points out, ResearchGate officially launches today, claiming to be "the world’s first platform of its kind and features numerous technological highlights that simplify research cooperation." Registration is free.

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

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