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SiCortex unveiled a new high-performance computer, an SC648, that can analyze complex genomics at the rate of billions of calculations per second. And all of this is -- wait for it -- powered by eight to 10 bicyclists. The bike team rides to generate power to meet the consumption demands of the supercomputer and keep the calculations moving quickly.

We at GTO wonder, though, what happens to someone's query if a bicyclist has to take a bathroom break.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.