At Think Gene, Andrew Yates wonders how physicians are supposed use genetic information from tests, such as 23andMe's. He notes that 23andMe's terms of service agreement says that their tests are "for research and educational use only.

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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.