Genome-wide association studies have recently been given a shot in the arm thanks to a free online toolkit courtesy of the National Human Genome Research Institute. A product of NHGRI's three-year Consensus Measures for Phenotypes and eXposures, the PhenK toolkit aims to provide researchers with a grouping of standard measurements for physical characteristics and environmental exposures of research subjects. The impetus for the project arose from a desire to enable researchers to analyze results across a range of research studies.

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Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.

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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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