CRISPR Possibilities

Because of its ability to edit genomes, CRISPR technology is catching the attention of a number of scientists, NPR reports.

"It's really powerful, it's a really exciting development," the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Craig Mello tells NPR's All Things Considered.

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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.