The cloud offers researchers computing capabilities they might not otherwise have and could be a good option for data analysis that falls in that space between what can be done on a desktop and what would need its own supercomputer, Nature News writes.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.