Ready to dole out some of its taxpayer-funded $3 billion, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine is still looking to fill the president's position, according to this report in Wired. Seven months into the search, directors of the embryonic stem-cell research program have met privately to discuss boosting the salary range beyond its current cap of $412,500.

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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.