This Week in Cell

In Cell Metabolism this week, researchers at the University of Iowa report two mRNA signatures of skeletal muscle atrophy — 63 mRNAs regulated by fasting in both human and mouse muscle, and 29 mRNAs regulated by both fasting and spinal cord injury in human muscle — which they applied to query the Broad Institute's Connectivity Map.

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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.