The Technical University of Denmark has purchased an SGI Altix supercomputer that will support research efforts aimed at producing chemicals in living cells from inexpensive and sustainable raw materials.

The 512-core computer, an SGI Altix UV 1000, has been named Anakyklosis, which is the Greek word for recycling. The system runs Intel Xeon 2.66 GHz 8-core processors and has 8 TB of shared memory.

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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.