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Investing in biotech is a little different than investing in a software company, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel tells Technology Review in a Q&A. Thiel, an early investor in Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal, recently invested in the biotech Stemcentrx, Tech Review notes.

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In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.

An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.

The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.

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