Salvatore Paxia has no particular background in biology, but his latest bioinformatics advance may be just the thing for this increasingly complex field.

Challenging the Babel-like conditions of today’s computational biology realm, Paxia, a senior research scientist in Bud Mishra’s lab at the Courant Institute of NYU, has worked for the past three years on a novel database and programming environment capable of integrating any number of programming languages.

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