Graduate student Alexandra Elbakyan is thought to be hiding out à la Edward Snowden in Russia after providing free online access to a large number of scientific papers, the New York Times reports.

An injunction was filed against Elbakyan's file-sharing site Sci-Hub last fall after journal publisher Elsevier sued her.

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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.