Scientists tap the world's most powerful computers in the race to understand and stop the coronavirus
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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Applied computational biology discoveries vastly expand the range of CRISPR’s access to DNA sequences.
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Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
May 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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Committing to aggressive conservation efforts could rebuild ocean habitats and species populations in a few decades.
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New research provides insight into the behavior of microbial communities in the ocean.
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Senior Ruth Park draws on her background as she strives for educational reform.
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Electrical engineering and computer science assistant professor is working at the intersection of genomics and computational biology.
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PhD student Mariana Matus studies human waste to understand individual and community health.
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