A combination of pooled nucleic acid testing and social marketing improved early diagnosis of HIV infection in men who have sex with men in Vancouver, according to research published this week.

A team led by scientists at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control estimated that by implementing their strategy at six clinics accessed by gay and bisexual men in Vancouver since 2009 prevented transmission of HIV to as many as 75 people, as patients tended to decrease risky behaviors as soon as they received a positive test result.

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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.