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A collaborative effort involving four UK universities is attempting to provide communal compute, storage, algorithms, and pipelines for analyzing microbial genomes.

Omics Pipe provides tools for RNA-, ChIP-seq, genome, and exome analysis, and lets users contribute scripts and create custom pipelines.

The center won grants of $9.6 million toward constructing a 2,300-square-foot core data center designed to increase the its high-performance storage capacity by 50 percent, as well as a $500,000 grant toward the purchase of a high-performance computing cluster.

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.

University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.