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French startup SeqOne has adapted its sequencing data-analysis platform to support a new method for high-throughput processing of coronavirus tests in its home country.

Big Blue's IBM Research and Watson divisions are teaming with several national consortia to unlock and share molecular and clinical coronavirus data on HPC platforms.

An affiliation with City of Hope, the advent of Illumina NovaSeq, and the availability of HPC flash storage have changed the nature of high-performance computing at TGen.

Verne Global Data Center in Iceland

The recent decision by a top UK research institute to outsource its data storage to a lower-cost, clean energy facility in Iceland has observers taking notice.

The partners have implemented Edico's Dragen on one of IBM's Power Systems servers. Edico has also made the Broad Institute's GATK available on Dragen.

The grant will support the day-to-day running, maintenance, and care of the supercomputer through the year 2020. 

The partners plan to develop a commercial platform for running sequence searches based on optical processing technology developed by Optalysys

Australia's Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative hosts the fastest life science supercomputer in the world, according to the most recent version of the Top500 list released earlier this month.

Two supercomputers dedicated to life science research — both from Japan — have joined the ranks of the world's fastest supercomputers, according to the twice-yearly Top500 list released earlier this month.

Convey Computer said this week that the Brazilian Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics, CEBio, has deployed a Convey HC-1ex hybrid-core computer to handle its genomic data analysis needs.

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Science reports that a new White House Office of Management and Budget memo rescinds previous ones that helped research institutions deal with pandemic-related closures.

Researchers report on a concerning strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus found among pigs in China, Agence France Presse reports.

The Associated Press reports that US officials are considering allowing pooled COVID-19 testing.

In Genome Research this week: Y chromosome gene expression analysis, de novo mutations rise with paternal age in rhesus macaques, and more.