This Week in Cell

An international team led by investigators at the University of Montana used genome and transcriptome sequencing to untangle some of the genes involved in a three-way symbiotic relationship involving Tremblaya princeps bacteria that live inside mealybugs and another bacterial species that acts as an endosymbiont to some that bacteria. Results of the researchers' assessment suggest the mealybug genome houses 22 or more genes nabbed from bacteria through horizontal gene transfer.

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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.