This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, an international team led by investigators in Germany reports on findings from a study using DNA barcoding to test for cryptic speciation in Wolbachia-infected butterflies from the Phengaris genus. Butterflies from that genus are known for a parasitic stage to their life cycles, study authors noted, which may make them prone to infection by Wolbachia and other intracellular microbial parasites.

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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.