Good bioinformatics techniques are essential for interpreting genomic data no matter where you are, but for Andrew Pohorille, director of NASA’s Center for Computational Astrobiology, it’s even more important to glean as much knowledge as possible from raw data.

“You are much more forced to extract as much information as you can because repeating your experiment is not a simple thing,” Pohorille said of the gene expression studies that NASA has been conducting during recent space flights.

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