The Things You Take

Mentors pass on certain critical skills to their students, and at the Spandrel Shop, blogger Prof-like Substance writes that he learned from his undergrad mentor that you should love what you do. Then, as a graduate student and a postdoc, Prof-like then learned how to be a scientist and how to write, respectively.

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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.