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NIEHS Picks Cray Supercomputer for Protein Structure Analysis

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Seattle-based computer company Cray said today that the National Institute of Environmental Health and Sciences will use a Cray XD1 supercomputer for protein structure analysis and molecular modeling.

 

Cray will install the new supercomputer in the first quarter of 2005 in the NIEHS research facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The system will be under the supervision of the office of the scientific director within the NIEHS Division of Intramural Research.

 

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

For Better Odds

Bloomberg reports that a child has been born following polygenic risk score screening as an embryo.

Booster Decision Expected

The New York Times reports the US Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine this week for individuals over 65 or at high risk.

Snipping HIV Out

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