This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, investigators at Finland's University of Helsinki and elsewhere report their identification of tumor-specific mutations in the mediator complex subunit 12 (MED12) gene in 10 of 18 uterine leiomyomas they studied using an exome sequencing approach. The team also reports its analysis of 207 additional tumors, of which 70 percent showed alterations in MED12.

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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.