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The goal of the NCGR partnership, according to a Kognitio official, is to help "evolve" the WX2 database so it "can do things for bioinformatics professionals that they can't get other places."

Genentech developed Unison to reduce the amount of time researchers spent on data preparation prior to bioinformatics analysis. Recognizing that many scientists outside the company are grappling with the same issues, they decided to release the system under the open-source Academic Free License.

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With its hybrid-core tool, an innovative hardware vendor gives clusters a run for their money — while promising to save yours.

The lab will use the company's Themis and Surflex-Dock software in a drug compound research collaboration.

Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.