Some research institutions are shaking up the traditional model of how labs are staffed by relying on staff scientists, writes Steven Hyman from the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute at Nature News.
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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.