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Alex Azar, the new nominee to be secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, made millions of dollars while a pharmaceutical executive, according to the Associated Press.

President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Azar last week on Twitter, saying that Azar would "be a star for better healthcare and lower drug prices."

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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.