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Australia launched a new bioinformatics compute cluster in Canberra. The facility will be the country’s largest dedicated cluster for computational biology.


Applied Biosystems announced that a lawsuit brought by On-Line Technologies charging patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation against Applera had been dismissed by a US district court. But that doesn’t mean vacation for Applera’s law team: the company is actively involved in at least 10 other lawsuits.


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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Veterans Affairs Health System is studying whether genetic testing can help prescribe better depression therapies.

Stat News reports that Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is now being used to treat a wider array of patients.

In Genome Biology this week: transcription factor use among brittle stars, single-cell RNA sequencing strategy, and more.