This week, Golden Helix announced that the next version of its SNP & Variation Suite software will be able to run on off-the-shelf graphics processing units and detect copy number variants in less time and at a fraction of the cost of compute clusters and cloud-based computing.

The new GPU capabilities will be included in version 7.4 of SVS that will be released in November.

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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.