NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Color Genomics has raised $45 million in a Series B financing round, bringing its total funding to date to $60 million, the company said today.

Separately, Color Genomics announced the Color Family Testing Program to offer genetic testing to parents, siblings, and adult children of patients with hereditary cancer mutations for $50 instead of $249. The program is supported by donations from the BRCA Foundation and private donors.

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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.

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