An Antibiotics Prize?

Pathogenic bacteria are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist and vice provost at the University of Pennsylvania, writes in an op-ed at the New York Times that a new approach needs to be taken to spur the development of new antibiotics.

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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.

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