This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, an international team led by investigators at Imperial College London shows that the homing endonuclease gene I-Sce1 "can substantially increase its transmission to the progeny in transgenic mosquitoes of the human malaria vector Anopheles gambiae." More specifically, I-Sce1 quickly invades mosquito populations such that it validates mathematical models of homing endonuclease gene transmission dynamics.

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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.