The grant "will be used to find out if remote clusters of computers are a better option for DNA sequence analysis than local clusters of computers."
Bioinformaticists have plenty of grant opportunities under the recently passed stimulus package, including dedicated awards and funding for informatics support for non-computational projects.
In PLOS this week: a sequencing-based screen of Lyme disease-causing pathogen, the range of animals bitten by Anopheles darling mosquitoes in Peru, and more.
An NC State researcher is exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas3 as an anti-microbial, Gizmodo reports.
The Earth BioGenome Project plans to sequence all life on Earth, according to ScienceInsider.
For those who are concerned about Trump administration actions related to science, a new column in Scientific American has suggestions for ways to fight back.