Building upon tried-and-true grid computing technology and a five-year, $22.2 million grant from NIH's National Center for Research Resources, researchers at the University of Southern California have set out to create an über-endpoint for all national bioinformatics and biomedical data. Hosted and maintained at USC, the new Biomedical Informatics Research Network Coordinating Center is intended to be the terminus for all data siphoned through the Biomedical Informatics Research Network, a virtual community of nationally distributed networks of data resources.

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While gene therapies may have high price tags, they could be cheaper than the cost of managing disease, according to MIT's Technology Review.

Researchers are looking for markers that indicate which cancer patients may respond to immunotherapies, the Associated Press writes.

In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

Nature News writes that researchers are still wrangling over the role of the p-value.