In a column at the Washington Post, American Enterprise Institute scholar Christina Hoff Sommers writes that President Obama's plan to extend Title IX from athletics to the sciences "ought to give people pause." She says that Title IX has boosted women's participation in athletics but at the cost of male athletes, and she thinks the same will happen in the sciences.

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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.