This Week in Nature

The Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits Consortium has uncovered additional gene regions linked to variation in human height. As the team reports in Nature Genetics, it drew on genome-wide data from more than a quarter of a million people to identify 697 significant variants in 423 loci that can explain 36 percent of the heritability of height.

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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.