Tekmira Pharmaceuticals said this week that it and collaborators at the University of Texas Medical Branch have received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop RNAi therapeutics against Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fever viral infections.

According to the company, the grant will support the use of its lipid nanoparticle delivery technology to develop the therapeutics.

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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.