UMD Team Uses 3D Graphics Card Technology to Improve Next-Gen Sequence Analysis | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A team of bioinformaticists at the University of Maryland are using technology originally developed for the gaming community to help analyze vast amounts of short-read data from next-generation sequencers.
 
The approach relies on 3D graphics hardware called graphics processing units, or GPUs, to accelerate a range of applications. The UMD team believes that the technology can find a home in the next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics communities.
 

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.

An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.

The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.

In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.