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Arizona State University said last week that it has appointed Alan Nelson as director of the Biodesign Institute.

Nelson is currently president and CEO of VisionGate, a Washington state biotech firm developing a screening test for lung cancer. Previously, Nelson founded NeoPath, which developed automated cervical cancer screening tests. As president and CEO of the company, he completed an IPO in 1996.

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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.

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