The genomics field is no stranger to IP lawsuits. But according to Lee Bromberg, cofounder of Bromberg & Sunstein and chair of the law firm’s litigation group, “We’re just seeing the beginning of these struggles in the biotech space.”

As the legal scene heats up, more and more scientists unfamiliar with terms like “equitable estoppel” may be taking crash courses in law or forking over hefty retainer fees for attorneys who understand patents and biosciences.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.