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During the Pistoia Alliance meeting held in Boston last week, representatives from three groups demonstrated pilot platforms for delivering cloud-based next-generation sequence data services with an eye toward the needs of pharmaceutical researchers.

The Pistoia Alliance has selected three projects for the second phase of its sequence-services program, which aims to build a fully functional platform for analyzing and storing next-generation sequencing data.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences today said that it has partnered with Cycle Computing to optimize its PacBio RS Single-Molecule Real-Time Analysis software for the cloud.

"The life science market seems to be adopting the cloud at a much faster rate than other industries, and I think part of that is due to the fact that large pharma in particular is comfortable with outsourcing everything they do that is not part of their core business," said Cycle Computing's CEO.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.