With increasing numbers of cloud-based tools and services — Amazon Cloud Player, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more — such storage may soon come to healthcare. Joy Pritts, the chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the US Department of Health and Human Services told a panel that "the switch to cloud is inevitable" for electronic medical records, reports Science Progress.

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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.