Mercury Computer, Pfizer Donate Software to Malaria Drug Research Project

Mercury Computer Systems said this week that it is providing no-cost licensing of its amira visualization software to support the Medicines for Malaria Venture, a non-profit organization developing affordable antimalarial drugs.

David Matthews, who recently retired from Pfizer, is providing pro bono services to MMV using computational biochemistry software developed at Pfizer called MoViT, which is based on Mercury's amira platform.

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The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

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