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Mutation rates within the human genome are known to vary based on the site's context as well as the influence of CpG dinucelotides, but University of Sussex researchers report that there are variations in the mutation rate that are not due to those two effects.

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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.