BALTIMORE — Infectious disease research is an important driver for bioinformatics tool development, according to speakers at the ninth annual Computational Genomics conference.
 
This year’s conference, co-hosted by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, the Jackson Laboratory, and the Institute for Genomic Research, was the first time the annual meeting focused on computational methods for studying pathogens and infectious disease.
 

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