According to this BBC news article, the British government is taking back £68 million pledge to research programs -- particularly hitting scientific and medical investigations -- in order to pay for the collapse of the Rover car company and nuclear-related costs in the country.

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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.