Last week, Hitachi Software Engineering of Japan announced the development of a DNA microarray product, the AceGene Human Oligo Chip. The product contains a complete representation of the human genome on three chips, and will be marketed through Hitachi Software and its subsidiary, DNA Chip Research.

The chip set includes 30,000 oligos and will sell for $481, DNA Chip Research said in a statement on its website.

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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.