All scientists should move over to use Linux, writes Peter Blazso at Bitesize Bio. His five reasons are: it's free, it's fast, it doesn't catch viruses, thousands of programs — including biology-specific ones — are free, and there's a Linux community waiting to help you troubleshoot. Blazso then walks through how to install Ubuntu Linux, also in five steps.

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A federal grand jury has indicted Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani for alleged wire fraud in conjunction with their activities at Theranos.

Nature News reports that some developers are nervous about GitHub's acquisition by Microsoft.

A direct-to-consumer genetic testing company sent out used spit kits, CNBC reports.

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