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Using ChIP-seq to define TEAD4 target genes genome-wide to decipher how their transcription is maintained in the trophectoderm in a preimplantation mouse embryo model, a team led by researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center found that a "lack of nuclear localization of TEAD4 impairs the TE [trophectoderm]-specific transcriptional program in inner blastomeres, thereby allowing their maturation toward the ICM [inner cell mass] lineage." In a paper published online in advance in

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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.