This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a large international team led by investigators at the University of Minnesota presents a draft sequence of Medicago truncatula "euchromatin based on a recently completed BAC assembly supplemented with Illumina shotgun sequence, together capturing [about] 94 percent of all M.

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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.