PhysioProf discusses snagging a tenure-track position. "If you only have one or two [impact factor 4-5 papers], you are in a very precarious position, while a single glamour mag publication can be sufficient to get your foot in the door," he writes.
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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.