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Scientists’ software crunches DNA data—sans supercomputer

Posted by | May 6, 2016
Richard Sharpe, Tyson Koepke
Richard Sharpe, Tyson Koepke

Molecular plant scientists Richard Sharpe, Tyson Koepke and colleagues in Amit Dhingra’s Genomics and Biotechnology lab in the Department of Horticulture published an article on next-generation software for biological and genetics research.

Published April 12 in PLOS One, the article looks at a new software tool, CisSERS—Customizable in silico Sequence Evaluation of Restriction Sites— that lets scientists evaluate DNA results without high-powered computers.

Collaborators included Ananth Kalyanaraman and colleagues from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor Kate Evans at the Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research Center, and Professor David Kramer at Michigan State University.