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 Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.
The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.
In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.