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One of the concerns about using genetic data along with medical records information to personalize medicine is how to keep that personal information safe, but still easily accessible for analysis. Cryptographers at a workshop hosted by the University of California, San Diego, tested a homomorphic encryption method that seems promising, reports Nature News' Erika Check Hayden.

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The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.

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Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.