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Researchers React to Microsoft’s Acquisition of GitHub
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 7, 2018
Computational biologists are optimistic that the purchase of the world’s largest hub for open-source computer code will not affect the way they use GitHub for science.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.
Researchers Hijack a Computer Using DNA Malware
Catherine Offord | Aug 11, 2017
Malicious code written with nucleic acids could one day threaten sequencing facilities, the team warns.
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Get With the Program
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Aug 1, 2015
DIY tips for adding coding to your analysis arsenal
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Researchers are working to automate the arduous task of identifying—and amending—mislabeled sequences in genetic databases.
A Face to Remember
Sarah Lewin | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.
Ada Lovelace Day
Abby Olena | Oct 15, 2013
Scientists around the world celebrate the computing pioneer by focusing on women in STEM.
Identifying Wolves by Their Howls
Kate Yandell | Jul 23, 2013
Researchers can tell wolves apart by analyzing the pitch and volume of their vocalizations.
The Art of Science
Chris Palmer | Jun 21, 2013
Princeton scientists and engineers create a stunning collection of scientific images better suited for a gallery than a lab meeting.