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.
 

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