This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team of researchers published the sequenced genome of coffee, giving insights into the evolution of caffeine in plants and providing a resource that may aid in the development of new coffee varieties. The scientists created a draft genome of Coffea canephora, which provides roughly 30 percent of the world's coffee, then compared the data with sequences from grapevine, tomato, and Arabidopsis plants.

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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.