In an ongoing study to validate biomarkers for ovarian cancer, scientists collaborating with Ciphergen showed that when three newly discovered biomarkers were combined with a standard biomarker called CA 125, the test scored between .88 and .91 out of a perfect score of one, in terms of specificity and sensitivity.

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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.