The US Food and Drug Administration has issued its first draft guidance for developing and marketing multi-analyte-based diagnostic tests.

The draft, which has at least two accommodations for industry that do not exist for other life-sciences devices or technologies, represents the first document of its kind that may lead to government regulation of multiplexed microarray-based diagnostic products.

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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.