This Week in PLOS

The processes of cattle domestication and breed formation have left signs of selective sweeps in the genomes of modern-day cattle, according to a PLOS Genetics study by researchers in Germany and the US. Using millions of SNPs found through re-sequencing of 43 animals from a German cattle breed called Fleckvieh, the team narrowed in on more than 100 regions suspected of being subject to past selection.

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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.

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In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.