Saving Lives

A new study in the American Journal of Human Genetics shows the potential genomic research has to impact lives for the better, says Forbes' Matthew Herper. Herper recounts the story of Sesha Lundell, whose son and nephews died in infancy of a rare disease that had also affected her brothers.

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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.

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In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.