Matthew Herper at Forbes argues that the biotech boom of the past two years has been spurred by new drug launches and research breakthroughs. However, he cautions that some investors are currently "seeing rainbows and missing the rain."
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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.