iGEM Team Developing Biosecurity Software for Synthetic Genomics | GenomeWeb

By Uduak Grace Thomas

A team of undergraduate students participating in the annual International Genetically Engineered Machines competition is developing software to help gene synthesis companies and their customers detect the possible use of manufactured DNA as a bioterrorism agent.

The students, from Virginia Tech and ENSIMAG, an engineering school in Grenoble, France, are developing algorithms and assessment tools based on federal guidelines for synthetic genomics issued last year.

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