MIT's Technology Review has an article about this "new nanowire-based memory device being developed by researchers at IBM" that stands to boost performance and lower cost. The story notes that the work is still very early stage, but if it succeeds, the memory "could potentially store 10 to 100 times more data than flash ... while operating at much faster speeds." That would be a nice advance for our high-performance computing needs, wouldn't it?

 

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

Researchers have transplanted edited cells into mice that appear to combat cocaine addiction, New Scientist reports.

In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.