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DNAnexus Raises $15M and Seals Cloud Storage Deal with Google to Host New SRA Database Repository

Initiative follows NCBI announcement that it would phase out hosting support of sequencing database in its current form due to funding cuts.

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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