IBM said this week that it is providing free computational power for researchers at the University of Antioquia's Tropical Disease Study and Control program who aim to discover treatments for leishmaniasis — a parasitic disease that’s spread by sandflies.

The researchers will use IBM's World Community Grid to computationally test potential treatments to control the disease by exploring drugs currently used to treat similar diseases.

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Germany's Project DEAL has come to an agreement with the publisher Wiley over journal access and open-access publishing, ScienceInsider reports.

Researchers uncover additional loci associated with lifespan, which the Telegraph says could be folded into a genetic test.

A Canadian panel recommends public coverage of the gene therapy Kymriah if its cost comes down, the Globe and Mail reports.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: new accurate quantification by sequencing approach, CNV breakpoints in Plasmodium falciparum, and more.

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