St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has released data for 520 cancer genomes — matched sets of normal and tumor genomes from 260 pediatric cancer patients participating in the Pediatric Cancer Genome project. The data is available for free for the global scientific community.

Researchers will be able to access the sequence data via the European Genome-Phenome Archive, which provides large datasets for free access on request.

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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.

Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.

Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.

In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.