This Week in Science

In Science this week, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor's Patricia Wittkopp is first author on a paper that found that genes that code for color in fruit flies have an ancestral polymorphism. Two genes, ebony and tan, contribute to body color changes both within Drosophila americana and between this species and D. novamexicana, as they found that after sequencing multiple isolates, some strains of D.

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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.