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AWS joins Google Cloud in supporting STRIDES, a nascent NIH program aimed at reducing barriers to large-scale biomedical data analysis via cloud computing.

By tapping cloud computing power, ARUP's new "Pipey" system could eventually scale to run 10,000 samples as quickly as it runs one sample.

The joint GenomeWeb/Bank of America survey showed that most respondents had one preferred supplier despite the prevalence of a multitude of online catalogs.

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CNBC reports that Amazon invested in the startup Grail as it sees an opportunity for its cloud computing company in genomics.

The CSIRO researchers are collaborating to validate their results and determine the effects of epigenetics on CRISPR gRNA effectiveness.

Edico will make its Dragen platform available on new Amazon cloud instances, allowing users to scale up analysis capacity as demand for computing resources grows. 

Couples can now buy cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy carrier screening tests through Amazon, though a doctor will have to approve the order. 

Amazon's infrastructure will support AHA-funded research into genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that affect cardiovascular health.

The Genome Analysis Toolkit is available on the Google cloud and will be launched on Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM's clouds and BaseSpace later this year.

The developers are offering free single analysis codes to use Nephele as part of a promotion to test the features and feasibility of the system.

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A new study finds that a placental protein linked with preeclampsia can be targeted by RNA silencing, according to the New Scientist.

A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.