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IBM Adds TurboGenomics Tools to its Life Sciences Software

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 - IBM has added TurboGenomics' bioinformatics tools to its Life Sciences Framework, the companies said today.


The bioinformatics include TurboGenomics' TurboHub technology to manage the distribution of application workloads in clusters and grids and its TurboBench workflow-management tool.

The Scan

International Team Proposes Checklist for Returning Genomic Research Results

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics present a checklist to guide the return of genomic research results to study participants.

Study Presents New Insights Into How Cancer Cells Overcome Telomere Shortening

Researchers report in Nucleic Acids Research that ATRX-deficient cancer cells have increased activity of the alternative lengthening of telomeres pathway.

Researchers Link Telomere Length With Alzheimer's Disease

Within UK Biobank participants, longer leukocyte telomere length is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, according to a new study in PLOS One.

Nucleotide Base Detected on Near-Earth Asteroid

Among other intriguing compounds, researchers find the nucleotide uracil, a component of RNA sequences, in samples collected from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, as they report in Nature Communications.