The Beijing Genomics Institute at Shenzhen has deployed Force10 Networks' 10-gigabit ethernet switching solutions to support the computational infrastructure for its sequencing activities, Force10 said this week.

The company said that BGI has adopted its C300 and C150 chassis-based switches and its S2410 and S50 access switches to distribute "large amounts of compute resources and network traffic" resulting from its sequencing capacity.

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A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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