This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One, researchers used genome-wide miRNA expression profiling on human embryonic stem cells to find several miRNAs that are involved in the differentiation process. Lentiviral induction of several liver-specific miRNAs, including miR-122 and miR-192, caused increased endodermal gene expression.

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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.