A small team of researchers at Argonne National Laboratory is quietly developing a platform that could usher in the much-anticipated era of grid-enabled bioinformatics tools. Called the GADU (Genome Analysis and Database Update) system, the automated sequence analysis pipeline architecture is the first genomics-based application to run on the US Department of Energy’s Science Grid — an ambitious project that began in 2001 with the goal of linking the computational resources of the entire DOE lab system.

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