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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.

Researchers test gene therapy targeting a different cancer protein in a new trial, the New York Times reports.

Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

The Associated Press reports Alex Azar, the new Department of Health and Human Services secretary nominee, made millions of dollars as a pharmaceutical executive.

In PNAS this week: immune profiling of breast cancer, transposable element patterns in rice, and more.