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Can't You Fold Any Faster?

The good folks at Gizmodo are putting out the call to make the proteomics effort [email protected] the first distributed computing project to hit a petaflop. Having PlayStation users be able to plug into the system has helped, but new estimates of the program's compute power indicate it's not as much as was originally thought.


The Scan

Not Yet a Permanent One

NPR says the lack of a permanent Food and Drug Administration commissioner has "flummoxed" public health officials.

Unfair Targeting

Technology Review writes that a new report says the US has been unfairly targeting Chinese and Chinese-American individuals in economic espionage cases.

Limited Rapid Testing

The New York Times wonders why rapid tests for COVID-19 are not widely available in the US.

Genome Research Papers on IPAFinder, Structural Variant Expression Effects, Single-Cell RNA-Seq Markers

In Genome Research this week: IPAFinder method to detect intronic polyadenylation, influence of structural variants on gene expression, and more.