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French researchers and science labor unions are protesting a proposed restructuring of the National Center for Scientific Research that would create eight new institutes. Opponents say that is tantamount to dismantling the scientific body, but proponents say it will lead to an institute to unify the life sciences in France.

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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.