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Storage startup Ocarina Networks has identified the life science-research market in general, and second-generation sequencing labs in particular, as key customers for its compression technology for online storage, which it claims offers up to tenfold better data reduction than generic compression solutions.

This week, the company said that Cornell University's Center for Advanced Computing is testing its "content-aware" approach to data compression, which uses algorithms that optimize the compression based on specific patterns within the data itself.

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The Washington Post reports that a Russian Academy of Sciences commission has led to the retraction of hundreds of scientific papers.

The Los Angeles Times' Daily Pilot reports the chief executive of Vantari Genetics has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme.

News 4 Jax reports that a Florida bill to prevent life and long-term care insurers from using genetic information in their coverage decisions has easily passed one committee.

In Science this week: potentially pathogenic mutations found in hematopoietic stem cells from young healthy donors, and more.

Feb
20
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This webinar will discuss the use of 3’ mRNA sequencing to reduce the cost of gene expression studies on Illumina NGS systems.