NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – British computing systems developer Optalysys announced today that it has raised $3.95 million in a seed funding round from unnamed angel investors.

The company said that it would use the funds to manufacture high-performance computing processors (HPCs) based on its proprietary optical processing technology, which uses low-power laser light in place of electricity for processing.

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University of California, San Diego, researchers have developed a gene drive to control a fruit-destroying fly.

A new study of a β-thalassemia gene therapy appears promising, according to NPR.

Futurism writes that gene doping could be the next generation of cheating in sports.

In Nature this week: hair color genes, hybridization between 13-year and 17-year cicadas, and more.

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