NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Boston University has proposed building a new research center that will house interdisciplinary life sciences research projects involving systems and synthetic biology and neuroscience.

Under the plan, the Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering will occupy a seven-story, 149,500 square-foot building.

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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.

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