Maryland Technology Development Corp.

Leaders from TEDCO and CIRM agreed Monday to collaborate on conducting research and pursuing grant funding from state and federal sources in hopes of increasing their ability to compete with other top-tier states for researchers and their grant money.

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However, a state official said several factors may enable Maryland to spend more cash on life-sci projects than are currently planned for the year beginning July 1.

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.