By Meredith W. Salisbury

Two and a half years ago, Wu-chun Feng had no idea what Blast was. So it might’ve come as quite a surprise to him back then to hear that by the end of 2004, a parallelized version of Blast that he’d dreamed up would have been downloaded more than 10,000 times by researchers throughout the life science community.

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