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NCI Buys Starbridge Computer for Genome Data Comparisons

NEW YORK, May 10 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Cancer Institute has purchased a high-performance computer from Starbridge Systems for comparing genomic data, the company said today.

 

Starbridge said that its Hypercomputer at the NCI runs the Smith Waterman algorithm, which is used to compare sets of genomic data, at particularly high speed.

The Scan

Driving Malaria-Carrying Mosquitoes Down

Researchers from the UK and Italy have tested a gene drive for mosquitoes to limit the spread of malaria, NPR reports.

Office Space to Lab Space

The New York Times writes that some empty office spaces are transforming into lab spaces.

Prion Pause to Investigate

Science reports that a moratorium on prion research has been imposed at French public research institutions.

Genome Research Papers on Gut Microbe Antibiotic Response, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Clues to Metabolism, More

In Genome Research this week: gut microbial response to antibiotic treatment, approach to gauge metabolic features from single-cell RNA sequencing, and more.