By Meredith W. Salisbury

Determined residents of the do-it-yourself community, Bud Mishra and his New York University labmates find it hard to believe that the cluster they’ve built is all that special. For them, it’s simply a tool: it enables better and more interesting science, and it works so well they sometimes forget it even exists. For your average genomics lab, that’s not just special — it’s a dream come true.

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