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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.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.

John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.

Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.

In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.