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Proteomicists have initiated a proposal to start the Human Proteome Project, a coordinated, systematic, large-scale effort to map all the human proteins. For each protein, they hope to identify and locate it within a tissue, as well as categorize all its protein-protein interactions. At a cost of $1 billion, says this article, it's questionable whether they can convince the community of its value enough to ramp up.

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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.