Data warehousing firm Kognitio is partnering with the National Center for Genome Resources to optimize its WX2 database for the life sciences market.

Under an agreement announced this week, NCGR is using the company's WX2 database system to house data from a quickly growing fleet of Illumina Genome Analyzers that is expected to generate tens to hundreds of terabytes over the next year.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

A senator wants a "right-to-try" provision in the US Food and Drug Administration funding bill, but an ethicist says at Stat News that it would undermine the role of clinical trials.

In PNAS this week: red algae Porphyra umbicalis genome, deep neural network model for sequencing peptides, and more.

The Guardian's Barbara Ellen has tried out some DNA testing services to see whether they provide valuable information.