This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, the International Brachypodium Initiative describes the genome sequence of Brachypodium distachyon, a wild grass. The team used whole-genome shotgun sequencing and deep Illumina sequencing to analyze small RNA populations and found that, much like in Arabidopsis, the small RNA reads were most dense in regions of high repeat density.

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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.