While British chemists are worried about science budget cuts in the UK, medical researchers are getting a £800 million infusion of funding, reports The Guardian. The money, which will be spent over five years, will support research conducted by the National Health Service and its partners.
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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.