Researchers at UC Irvine have figured out how to use a dielectrophoresis machine to sort stem cells with electricity, says Brandon Keim at Wired. The technique might prove useful for scientists to more precisely localize a specific stem cell variety.

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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.