Sarah Fendrick at Patent Docs reports that the US Patent and Trademark Office is launching an ombudsman program to provide applications, attorneys, and agents with additional support to resolve application issues.
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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.