A recent survey of more than 650 bioinformaticists sheds some light on career realities in the field and indicates that despite some grumbling over pay scales and paper-writing, respondents are generally very satisfied with their jobs.

Michael Barton, a bioinformatics PhD student at the University of Manchester, began the survey in July and this week posted the raw results from 658 participants on his blog, Bioinformatics Zen.

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The ancestors of the Arizona bark scorpion and other scorpions and spiders underwent whole-genome duplication, KJZZ reports.

A cryptographic approach could help researchers keep genomic data private while researchers analyze it, Scientific American reports.

Andy Page, the former president of 23andMe, has joined a diabetes-management startup, according to CNBC.

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