Researchers at the University of Michigan along with a crew of Boston scientists have discovered a 22-protein panel of biomarkers that was able in preliminary studies to identify prostate cancer with 82 percent sensitivity and 88 percent specificity.

The news is noteworthy because it could lead to the development of an alternative diagnostic to standard prostate specific antigen tests, which return false positives around 80 percent of the time and therefore trigger unnecessary prostate biopsies.

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

A phylogenetic analysis indicates two venomous Australian spiders are more closely related than thought, the International Business Times reports.

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.