Mitrionics

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Combimatrix Hires Hovanes as lab director; Stephan joins Mitrionics' SAB; Obama taps Brinkman for DOE Office of Science; and more

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Karine Hovanes, Dietrich Stephan, Frank Witney, Lukas Braunschweiler

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Dietrich Stephan, Bruce Korf, Wayne Grody, Gregory Grabowski, Anthony Gregg, Mira Irons, John Mulvihill, Kathleen Rao, Piero Rinaldo, Marc Williams, Daynna Wolff

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.