This Week in PLOS

Researchers from Sweden and Australia looked at methylation shifts in adipose tissue from dozens of men embarking on a six-month exercise regimen — work that they describe in PLOS Genetics. Using array-based approaches, the team assessed methylation patterns across the genome in 31 healthy men — 15 with a family history of diabetes and 16 without — who initially reported low levels of physical activity.

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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.