This Week in PLoS

The Netherlands Cancer Institute's Laura Van't Veer and her colleagues used whole-genome cDNA-mediated annealing, selection, extension, and ligation — or DASL — on 20 matched tissue samples to show in this week's PLoS One that "gene expression profiles from formalin fixed paraffin embedded breast cancer tissue are largely comparable to fresh frozen matched tissue." When properly processed, Van't Veer et al.

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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.