DNA in the Clouds

Here's a blog post from ZDNet reporting on the news that Amazon Web Services will include the human genome among the data it will be making freely available through its cloud service. "By melding research data with storage services such as EC2, Amazon is likely to garner interest from academia and businesses that crunch these datasets," the post says. Researchers will still have to pay for the compute time.

 

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.