This Week in PLOS

A team from the UK and Thailand tracks nasopharyngeal microbes in children from a refugee camp on the border of Thailand and Myanmar over time several years, from 2007 to 2010. For a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the researchers followed 21 infants, collecting 544 nasopharyngeal swabs from the children from the time they were born until the age of 24 months.

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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.