The jury is still out on how useful a new low-cost cloud storage solution from Amazon will be for life science computing, according to several bioinformatics firms.

Amazon Glacier, launched last week, is designed for archiving rarely used data. In conversations with BioInform this week, representatives from several bioinformatics firms familiar with Amazon’s cloud infrastructure offered slightly different takes on the usefulness of this deep storage capability for genomics and other life science disciplines.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.

India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.