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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The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.