Computational Genomics Whiz Came a Long Way | GenomeWeb

With one keystroke, Jun Liu puts his computer to the task of identifying switches that turn on and off related genes among numerous DNA sequences of E. coli. Running on a program he created, the computer locates the switches in less than a second. The demonstration is remarkable not only because the technique is fast and accurate — 80 percent of the predictions have been right — but also because of Liu’s background in rural China during the Cultural Revolution. He never had a computer or calculator and rarely saw a math book.

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