From Wired, here's a blog post from Aaron Rowe on five promising treatments for cancer. He includes gene knockdown -- the challenge, he says, lies in how fragile siRNA molecules are -- as well as epigenetic drugs on his list. (Entries from the non-genomic world are viruses, small molecules, and vaccines.)


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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.