The US Government Accountability Office has made public its report criticizing the study methods used by the US Department of Homeland Security in concluding that a site in Kansas was the best place to build a National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility.

Six sites were studied as potential locations to locate the $523 million facility, which would replace the Plum Island (NY) Animal Disease Center.

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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.

In Cell this week: regulatory changes in pancreatic cancer, metabolic shifts in Alzheimer's disease, and more.