By Uduak Grace Thomas

Dell said this week that it is providing funding and a private cloud infrastructure to support pediatric cancer research using gene-expression profiling and, eventually, next-generation sequencing.

The first project in the initiative is an ongoing clinical trial that aims to select targeted treatments for children with neuroblastoma based on their gene- expression profiles.

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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.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.