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

BGI is using the company's Tesla GPUs to run its SOAP3 aligner, which aligns short read sequence data; GSNP, which detects genomic variation; and GAMA, a genotyping tool that identifies the frequency of particular gene variants.

Tesla GPUs are massively parallel accelerators based on Nvidia's CUDA parallel computing architecture.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.