So Long

Joshua Sharfstein, the deputy commissioner at FDA, is leaving the agency after 21 months on the job, reports the Wall Street Journal. Sharfstein will be the new Maryland secretary of health and mental hygiene.

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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.