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The new systems include an 8,640-core system at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Study of Systems Biology and a 4,000-core Dell system called "Gladiator" that was installed on the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Farm Campus.

The upgraded cluster is 10 times faster than the one it replaced, with 36 teraflops of peak performance and around a half petabyte of data in its primary storage.

Though HHMI's endowment declined, due largely to a drop in the value of its investments, the institute increased its number of scientists. It also is pushing foward with its plans to expand the Janelia Farm Research Campus.

A pair of researchers from Rockefeller University has identified 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in the mouse brain cell DNA — a finding that may provide new insights into epigenetic regulation of neurons and other cells.

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CEO Christian Kopfli made his comments not long after the firm finished a $4.2 million, 9,000-square-foot expansion within the Technology Centre of New Jersey, where it moved into the Biotechnology Development Center.

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HHMI and University of Washington researcher Evan Eichler led a team of researchers who found evidence suggesting a gene called IRGM became a pseudogene in the ancestor of monkeys and apes before being resurrected in the human-great ape lineage.

The deal brings to six the number of academic institutions from which Fate has licensed IP related to using small molecules to induce pluripotency in stem cells for therapeutic effect, drug discovery, and matched cell-replacement therapies.

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The Asbury Park Press reports on the startup Genomic Prediction's test to determine an embryo's risk of disease.

NPR reports that with medical data being big business, some companies want to get patients involved.

In PNAS this week: optical mapping allows glimpse of structural variants, disease-linked GATA2 mutations boosts its protein activity, and more.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has released the results of a genetic ancestry analysis, the Boston Globe reports.