Just over three years ago, Incyte began installing a Linux cluster to do most of its bioinformatics work. Now over 3,000 processors strong, the compute farm is bumping up against a number of limitations, not least of them sheer square footage, according to Ken Jacobsen, senior vice president of information services “The cluster is rather large; it takes up a lot of space,” he said. “Our offices are in Palo Alto, so floor space is a concern. It’s not cheap.”

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In a survey, about half of Canadian government scientists say they still feel as though they cannot speak freely, ScienceInsider reports.

The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

Clinicians in China are moving ahead with a number of CRISPR trials, NPR reports, as the US embarks on its first.

In Nature this week: genomic approaches applied to study Neolithic and Bronze Age Europeans, and more.

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