This Week in Cell

Researchers from the Netherlands, the US, and the UK share details about the method they used to establish and start characterizing a biobank of organoids from individuals with colorectal cancer. After developing 22 tumor and 19 matched normal organoids with samples from 20 colorectal cancer patients, they used whole-exome sequencing, array-based gene expression profiling, viability assays, and other approaches to compare features in the organoids with those found in the tissues used to develop them.

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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.