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The Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits Consortium has uncovered additional gene regions linked to variation in human height. As the team reports in Nature Genetics, it drew on genome-wide data from more than a quarter of a million people to identify 697 significant variants in 423 loci that can explain 36 percent of the heritability of height.

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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.