Allen J, Salzberg S. JIGSAW: integration of multiple sources of evidence for gene prediction. [Bioinformatics 2005 21(18):3596-3603]: Describes JIGSAW, a new gene-finding system designed to automate the process of predicting gene structure from multiple sources of evidence, "with results that often match the performance of human curators," according to the authors. JIGSAW computes the relative weight of different lines of evidence using statistics generated from a training set, and then combines the evidence using dynamic programming.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

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