Genalice

The companies will join their respective technologies to offer customers a single solution for next-generation sequencing data interpretation.

The company also extended its existing licensing agreement with Genalice, signed in 2013, to improve plant DNA analysis.

The companies began working together in 2012 to validate the read alignment and variant calling technology for use in plant genomics.

Besides optimizing open-source code, the company has forged focused partnerships with multiple bioinformatics firms including Edico Genome and Curoverse. 

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.