Hold off on getting a genetic test for your kid, NPR says. A position statement from the American Society of Human Genetics discusses the ethical and other issues that arise when testing children and adolescents, as GenomeWeb has reported.

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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.