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Richard Resnick, writing at the sequence data management firm Genome Quest's blog, discusses his expectations of the "implications of exponential growth of global whole genome sequencing capacity." Resnick expects that by 2011, "catalogues of human variation will become large-scale for the first time," and that "early-stage sequence-based diagnostics will find their way into the leading-edge labs and hospitals." By 2012, he expects somewhere aroun

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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.