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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Though many details have yet to be worked out, the draft deal for the UK's withdrawal from the EU is giving researchers some hints for what they can expect, Nature News says.

DNA testing has solved a 100-year-old mystery contained in the skull and teeth samples of a now-extinct monkey that once inhabited Jamaica, Gizmodo reports.

As the UN ponders a ban on gene drives, one malaria researcher says there are less dramatic ways to fight the disease in Africa than unleashing GM mosquitoes on a whole continent.

In Nature this week: an improved reference genome of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, genomes of four species of truffles, and more.