IBM said this week that it is providing free computational power for researchers at the University of Antioquia's Tropical Disease Study and Control program who aim to discover treatments for leishmaniasis — a parasitic disease that’s spread by sandflies.

The researchers will use IBM's World Community Grid to computationally test potential treatments to control the disease by exploring drugs currently used to treat similar diseases.

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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.

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