In Genome Biology this week, researchers at Harvard and MIT "describe computational methods for [the] analysis of repetitive elements from short-read sequencing data," as used to examine histone modifications in human and mouse cells.

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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.