Conceding the need for publicly accessible information about the clinical and analytical validity of laboratory-developed genetic tests, the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Genetics, Health, and Society decided last week to mandate the development of a web-based registry designed to enhance the understanding and enhance transparency of the tests.
 

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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.