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With the funding, the company plans to expand into the medical genetics and research markets, as well as grow its global sales and support team. Additionally, it will develop and commercialize products for single-molecule digital PCR and single cell analysis.

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.