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Core Informatics has satisfied Good Manufacturing Practice, Good Laboratory Practice, and Good Clinical Practice guidelines for the cloud version of its product.

Sapio Sciences said this week that the Epigenetics Center of the Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences at Johns Hopkins University has licensed its Exemplar Laboratory Information Management System and Electronic Lab Notebook software.

Accelrys said Contur's offerings will complement the Symyx Notebook that the firm acquired through its merger with Symyx last year.

The deal builds on PerkinElmer's recent acquisitions of CambridgeSoft and ArtusLabs.

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.