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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

LINE-1 Linked to Premature Aging Conditions

Researchers report in Science Translational Medicine that the accumulation of LINE-1 RNA contributes to premature aging conditions and that symptoms can be improved by targeting them.

Team Presents Cattle Genotype-Tissue Expression Atlas

Using RNA sequences representing thousands of cattle samples, researchers looked at relationships between cattle genotype and tissue expression in Nature Genetics.

Researchers Map Recombination in Khoe-San Population

With whole-genome sequences for dozens of individuals from the Nama population, researchers saw in Genome Biology fine-scale recombination patterns that clustered outside of other populations.

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.