Aspirin may help to prevent colorectal adenomas in patients who carry a particular gene variant, according to results of a preliminary study by Dartmouth Medical School researchers. 
 
The findings could be noteworthy for pharmacogenomics because colorectal cancer is among the most prevalent malignancies in the world, and because aspirin has been widely used for decades, is widely tolerated, and has an extremely safe profile.
 

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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.