The National Science Foundation is partnering with Google and IBM to give the academic community access to a large-scale computing cluster in order to help researchers improve ways to process many terabytes of data in parallel.
 
In a “dear colleague” letter sent to the research community this week to announce the initiative, the NSF said that it is designed to address the challenges of “data-intensive” computing, in which “the sheer volume of data is the dominant performance parameter.”
 

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.

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