The US Food and Drug Administration’s July 8 letter to the chief of Roche Diagnostics will likely set the tone for the way the agency oversees analyte specific reagents in the future, according to industry experts.

Additionally, in a separate resolution that will broadly impact many molecular diagnostics firms, the agency has decided to rewrite the original ASR regulation written in 1997 and enacted in November 1998, SNPtech Reporter has learned.

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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.