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MSKCC Comp Bio Center to Use SGI Altix Linux System for Pathway Modeling

NEW YORK, May 18 (GenomeWeb News) - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Computational Biology Center has installed an Altix 3000 supercomputer from SGI as part of its work in cancer pathway simulation and modeling, SGI said yesterday.

The MSKCC center said it will use the 12-processor Altix system running 64-bit Linux with 48 GB of system memory to support its research analyzing gene expression profiles in order to simulate cellular control networks.

Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.

The Scan

And Back

The New York Times reports that missing SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences are back in a different database.

Lacks Family Hires Attorney

A lawyer for the family of Henrietta Lacks plans to seek compensation from pharmaceutical companies that have used her cancer cells in product development, the Baltimore Sun reports.

For the Unknown

The Associated Press reports that family members are calling on the US military to use new DNA analysis techniques to identify unknown sailors and Marines who were on the USS Arizona.

PLOS Papers on Congenital Heart Disease, COVID-19 Infection Host MicroRNAs, Multiple Malformation Mutations

In PLOS this week: new genes linked to congenital heart disease, microRNAs with altered expression in COVID-19, and more.