This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Japan report on methylation in the KEAP1 gene promoter region, and its effects in colorectal cancer. The team examined colorectal cancer cell lines and tissue samples — eight of 10 cell lines had hypermethylated CpG islands in the KEAP1 promoter region, as did 53 percent of 40 tumor tissues tested.

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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.