This Week in PLoS

The Netherlands Cancer Institute's Laura Van't Veer and her colleagues used whole-genome cDNA-mediated annealing, selection, extension, and ligation — or DASL — on 20 matched tissue samples to show in this week's PLoS One that "gene expression profiles from formalin fixed paraffin embedded breast cancer tissue are largely comparable to fresh frozen matched tissue." When properly processed, Van't Veer et al.

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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.