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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.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.

Retraction Watch's Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus report that Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have recommended that more than 30 papers from a former researcher be retracted.

Thomas Steitz, who won the 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize for his ribosome work, has died, the Washington Post reports.

In PLOS this week: mechanisms for genes implicated in coronary artery disease, rumen microbes and host genetics influence cow methane production, and more.