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SGI Altix System Powers Beijing Bioinformatics Training Center

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (GenomeWeb News) - SGI and Beijing Normal University (BNU) yesterday launched the BNU and SGI Bioinformatics Center, which will host training programs to broaden the pool of bioinformaticists in China.

SGI will provide the center with an Altix 3000 supercluster with 16 Intel Itanium 2 processors running Linux, a 1TB-capacity SGI InfiniteStorage TP9100 disk array, and two Silicon Graphics Octane2 visual workstations with dual processors and SGI Vpro graphics.

The Bioinformatics Center is part of the China Education Ministry's National Base of Life Science and Technology Education program, which was launched in Sept. 2002. 

The Scan

WHO Seeks Booster Pause

According to CNN, the World Health Organization is calling for a moratorium on administering SARS-CoV-2 vaccine boosters until more of the world has received initial doses.

For Those Long Legs

With its genome sequence and subsequent RNAi analyses, researchers have examined the genes that give long legs to daddy longlegs, New Scientist says.

September Plans

The New York Times reports that the US Food and Drug Administration is aiming for early September for full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Nucleic Acids Research Papers on Targeting DNA Damage Response, TSMiner, VarSAn

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: genetic changes affecting DNA damage response inhibitor response, "time-series miner" approach, and more.