At Science Progress, Andrew Plemmons Pratt argues that "an investment in NIH is an investment in the health, wealth, and security of the whole nation." He points out that about two dozen US governors have written a letter in support of NIH funding, saying that their states receive $19 billion in NIH funding and that, ac

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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.