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BGI Online

BGI has launched BGI Online, a new cloud computing platform that offers a one-stop shop for managing next generation sequencing projects, creating and running analysis pipelines as well as storing and sharing large quantities of data.

The system comes with pre-installed best practices pipelines, and users also have the option to construct and run customized pipelines using BGI's Docker-based software development kit. It uses an advanced resource management engine to distribute computational tasks precisely, provides real-time task monitoring, include a mechanisms for preventing job crashes, and it responds promptly to errors. Users can share data and tools publicly or privately and they can choose whether or not to make those resources available for free or to charge a fee. New users get 30,000 free credits.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.