As part of a five-year, $40 million project to develop petroleum alternatives, the National Center for Genome Resources will sequence plants and trees being considered for use as biomass-based fuel for the aviation industry.

The US Department of Agriculture awarded the $40 million grant to Washington State University, which is part of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, a consortium of scientists from universities, government laboratories, research institutes, and private industry.

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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.

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