This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One, researchers used genome-wide miRNA expression profiling on human embryonic stem cells to find several miRNAs that are involved in the differentiation process. Lentiviral induction of several liver-specific miRNAs, including miR-122 and miR-192, caused increased endodermal gene expression.

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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.