Cancer research may soon bear fruit, US Vice President Joe Biden tells NPR. Biden is leading the country's Cancer Moonshot Initiative, announced earlier this year at the State of the Union address, that seeks to cure cancer.
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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.
Researchers are working on re-making the yeast genome from scratch, according to the Associated Press.
Lawrence Krauss writes at Slate that science is needed for good public policy and should not be ignored.
In Cell this week: functional profiling of Plasmodium genome, a self-inactivating rabies virus, and more.