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Cloudy Outlook

Cloud computing is increasingly being used to power activities from banking to genome data analysis, but a survey conducted by Wakefield Research for cloud computing company Citrix finds that many Americans don't know what the cloud is, a press release from the company says. When asked what first comes to mind when they think of 'the cloud', most people gave a weather- or actual cloud-related response, while 16 percent mentioned activities related to cloud computing like sharing data using Internet-connected devices. Nearly 60 percent of respondents said that future workplaces will be cloud based, but about half of respondents also "believe stormy weather would interfere with their cloud computing."

The Scan

Mosquitos Genetically Modified to Prevent Malaria Spread

A gene drive approach could be used to render mosquitos unable to spread malaria, researchers report in Science Advances.

Gut Microbiomes Allow Bears to Grow to Similar Sizes Despite Differing Diets

Researchers in Scientific Reports find that the makeup of brown bears' gut microbiomes allows them to reach similar sizes even when feasting on different foods.

Finding Safe Harbor in the Human Genome

In Genome Biology, researchers present a new approach to identify genomic safe harbors where transgenes can be expressed without affecting host cell function.

New Data Point to Nuanced Relationship Between Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Lund University researchers in JAMA Psychiatry uncover overlapping genetic liabilities for major depression and bipolar disorder.