Technostalgia

Ahh, the good old days… when handling genome sequencing data was so much simpler – meaning it was astonishingly slow, required manual futzing, was not nearly as accurate, and cost so much more than everything out there today – weren’t they the best?

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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.