Eagle Genomics said this week that it is working with several groups to develop cloud infrastructure that can reduce the amount of time required to store large quantities of genetic information produced as genes are sequenced and analyzed.

The partners plan to develop a platform that stores genetic data so that it can be accessed only by approved users, enables data comparisons, and improves disease diagnoses and treatment selections.

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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.