This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team of scientists reports the whole-genome landscape of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs), defining their molecular pathology and identifying genetic events characterizing their pathogenesis. The researchers performed whole-genome sequencing of 102 primary PanNETs and uncovered a number of mutational signatures, including a greater than expected number of germline mutations.

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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.