Shelved … 'For Now'

Last week, discussions arose over an education bill being proposed in Tennessee that would require teachers to help students identify weaknesses in scientific theories like evolution and global warming. The Tennessee Science Teachers Association called it "unnecessary, anti-scientific, and very likely unconstitutional," while other critics claimed the bill was designed to promote the teaching of creationism in classrooms.

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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.