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Next-generation sequencing for public health surveillance could be put to the test these Olympic games. The UK's Health Protection Agency has implemented the technology as part of its public health protocol for monitoring outbreaks during the London Olympics.

Enzo Life Sciences has filed three separate lawsuits against Roche, Life Technologies, and Gen-Probe claiming that various nucleic acid probe-based research and diagnostics products from those companies infringe a patent owned by Enzo.

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.