This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, members of the LACE Consortium present their panel of 446 ancestry-informative markers, or AIMs, which they "optimized to estimate ancestral proportions in individuals and populations throughout Latin America," and applied to genome-wide data from 953 individuals from diverse African, European, and Native American populations.

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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.