New York launched an initiative to provide public and private researchers in the state with time on a supercomputer. The state has allotted 150 million CPU hours for this use, and the offer lasts for the next three years.

The computer, an IBM Blue Gene, operates at faster than 80 teraflops and can perform 100 trillion calculations per second. The Blue Gene is housed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations.

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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.