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The funds will support TGen's efforts to use graphics processing units to reduce single-cell transcriptome data analysis times from months to days.

The collaborators aim to build an artificial intelligence network that will support Vice President Joe Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative.

Benjamin Madej, a chemistry and biochemistry PhD student at the University of California, San Diego, has won the 2012-2013 Nvidia Graduate Fellowship Program award for his molecular dynamics research using graphics processing unit-based computing.

China's BGI has implemented an Nvidia graphics processing unit-based server farms to run its sequence analysis software, Nvidia said this week.

The scientists will use GPU-accelerated alignment and mapping software in combination with sensitive mutation detection methods to deliver "an optimized and powerful solution" for cancer genome analysis.

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CLC Bio's CLC Genomics Server 2.0, Nvidia's Tesla Bio Workbench, Epicentre Biotechnologies' Nextera

GPUs: Here to Stay

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They're cheap, they're everywhere, and more and more tools for life sciences are being ported to take advantage of their processing power. Here's the latest to come from those in the GPU trenches.

This year's Breakthrough Prize winners include a pair that developed a therapy for spinal muscular atrophy.

The New York Times reports on how white supremacists misconstrue genetic research, concerning many geneticists.

Researchers find that people's genetics influence their success at university, but that it is not the only factor.

In Nature this week: approach to identify genetic variants that affect trait variability, application of read clouds to microbiome samples, and more.