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Techstars Seattle founders navigate shaky economy: Despite the gloom of an ongoing economic downturn, early stage startup leaders participating in the latest accelerator cohort are optimistic. We met the founders to learn about their thoughts on market conditions, and what they say is their company's secret sauce. Read more.

Tech Moves: Allen Institute hires Swedish vet Chris Beaudoin as new COO; DexCare adds a CTO; and more personnel changes.

Filling out your ballot? With Election Day on Tuesday, here’s what to know about a big question that could change the way Seattleites vote in primary elections.  

How Amazon is taking on tough times: On the latest episode of the GeekWire Podcast, we take a closer look how the turbulent economy is forcing Amazon to make a series of difficult decisions, cutting back in some areas while making strategic bets in others.

Virus research safety: In a column for The New York Times, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center virologist Jesse Bloom argues that stricter controls are needed over certain types of virology research. The risk of accidental lab release outweighs the benefit of some studies, and the ability to synthesize pathogens opens the door to misuse of DNA data, said Bloom.

Finding and supporting Black-owned businesses: Seattle startup The Ebba is part of a growing effort to highlight Black-owned businesses across the U.S. Read the story.

Thanks for reading, and have a great week. — GeekWire managing editor Taylor Soper, taylor@geekwire.com, and GeekWire reporter Kurt Schlosser, kurt@geekwire.com
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