Over at Inside Higher Ed, Cory Owen says that "in the world of graduate school, part-time students are a group largely invisible to the administration and the professors who run the program." To that end, Owen presents five ways in which grad programs can help part-time students maintain an adequate work-life balance.

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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.