You learn the scientific method in elementary school. You make an observation, which leads to a hypothesis. You test the hypothesis by gathering data and then accept, reject, or refine the hypothesis, which then leads to the development of new theories and observations that set the cycle off again.

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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.

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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.