Distributed computing — breaking down large computational problems into smaller pieces and distributing them across several computers — is "all the rage," says KFC at the arXiv blog. Specifically, machines connected by a network and passing large messages back and forth — a so-called "message passing model" — is how much of the distributed computing that takes place on the Internet happens, KFC says.

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Researchers have treated an X-linked genetic disease affecting three babies in utero, Stat News reports.

The Associated Press reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is beefing up sequencing as a tool to investigate foodborne illnesses.

Researchers have sequenced samples from ancient toilets to study past eating habits and health, NPR reports.

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