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.
The New York City medical examiner is overseeing an effort to identify missing persons using DNA, according to the Associated Press.
Nobel laureate Günter Blobel has died at 81, the New York Times reports.
In PNAS this week: mouse model of genetically induced emphysema, gene expression signatures of circulating melanoma cells, and more.
Technology Review reports that 2017 was the year of consumer genetic testing and that it could spur new analysis companies.