FPGA With Edico Investment, Dell VC Arm Bets That WGS Is Ready to Take Off Premium Dell Technologies Capital, newly out of stealth, invested in Edico Genome because it believes whole-genome sequencing is almost ready to take off on a wide scale. CLC Bio Partners with SciEngines to Speed Bioinformatics Searching NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CLC Bio said this week that it is partnering with high-performance computing firm SciEngine to speed bioinformatics search algorithms in CLC Bio's software. People in the News: Apr 24, 2009 Combimatrix Hires Hovanes as lab director; Stephan joins Mitrionics' SAB; Obama taps Brinkman for DOE Office of Science; and more GPUs: Here to Stay Premium They're cheap, they're everywhere, and more and more tools for life sciences are being ported to take advantage of their processing power. Here's the latest to come from those in the GPU trenches. Outsourced Sequencing, Field Programmable Gate Arrays, Tissue Arrays, and Proteomics in the Clinic Premium In review Feb 26, 2009 Multiple Personalities Premium Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.