In a blow to all your health-records-in-the-cloud dreams, Google said that on January 1, 2012 it will shut down its Google Health project, once celebrated as a major step in getting electronic health records (and subsequently shared genomic information) to mainstream use.

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New Mexico is re-doing its proposed science education standards after criticism, the Associated Press reports.

Agbio executives say gene editing will speed up breeding efforts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.

Labs in the US and South Korea are hoping to bring the woolly mammoth back from beyond extinction, Newsweek writes.