This Week in Nature

Researchers from Yale and Stanford argue the merits of recent work being done to annotate the non-coding regions of the human genome in Nature Reviews Genetics this week. Most of the genome consists of non-protein-coding DNA, the authors write, but recent progress has been made in annotating these regions through genome function experiments and comparative sequence analysis.

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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.