The Ontario Center for Genomic Computing (OCGC) recently doubled its compute capacity under a partnership with SGI, the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund.

The OCGC now boasts a 192-processor SGI Origin 3800 system with 178 GB RAM and 2.7 TB disk storage — the equivalent of over 4,000 desktop PCs, according to Jamie Cuticchia, who heads up the center.

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Helix customers can purchase apps that interpret different aspects of their genome, Technology Review reports.

The New York Times reports that a number of companies and research institutes are pursuing gene therapies.

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