Google has invested in Navigenics, hoping to broaden its reach to include genetic information, say this Business Week article. As the media sees it, Navigenics is hoping to pull away from 23andMe (which Google also invested in). "23andMe has taken the approach of providing you a fun, social, and ancestral look at your DNA," says Amy DuRoss, head of policy and business affairs for Navigenics, whereas her company "has taken the v

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National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

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