Orion Multisystems is eyeing the bioinformatics market as a key early adopter for a new “cluster workstation” supercomputer it will begin shipping in October.

Colin Hunter, CEO of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup, told BioInform that “biosciences will be very important initially” as it rolls out the DT-12 workstation. The product packs 12 processors into a single desktop box that delivers 18 Gflops of performance, consumes less than 220 watts, and is priced under $10,000.

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Researchers in the UK and Japan have shown that infertility in mice with three sex chromosomes can be overcome, according to the Guardian.

China is embracing preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Nature News reports. 

In PLOS this week: host genetic factors associated with cervical neoplasia progression, population patterns for an ancient flowering rainforest plant, and more.

Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.