Over the past six years, researchers at Trinity College Dublin have been exploring the intersection of nanofluidics and cell biology in an attempt to create a new type of assay that mimics the natural environment of cells: the extensive network of capillaries found in the human body.

Those researchers now believe they have developed the technology to the point where it can market it early next year through startup biotechnology company Cellix.

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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.