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VBI Launches Synthetic Biology Research Group

NEW YORK, May 29 (GenomeWeb News) - The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute said last week that it is creating a research group that will focus on synthetic biology.


Jean Peccoud, a computational biologist from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, has joined VBI to lead the effort.


Peccoud said in a statement that the VBI synthetic biology group "will focus on the joint development of computer software and experimental methods that will allow for more quantitative models of artificial gene networks. This approach should help to make the design of new gene networks easier by making their behavior more predictable."

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