As further evidence of high-performance computing’s central role in the quickly developing proteomics market, Sun Microsystems announced a partnership last week with Oxford GlycoSciences to provide the processing and storage capabilities behind its proteomics research.

The news follows swiftly behind GeneProt’s announcement that it’s recently launched proteomics facility in Geneva is supported by a Compaq system, which it says is the world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.