UK-based drug discovery services firm Molplex is using Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure to build its computational compound screening business.

Molplex collaborated with Microsoft Research Connections to build its Clouds Against Disease service, which is based on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform and runs proprietary virtual screening algorithms.

David Leahy, Molplex’s CEO, explained that the company began developing the computational candidate screening technology about six or seven years ago.

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Dog DNA testing finds that some purebreds might not truly be purebreds, Inside Edition reports.

Mary Beckerle has returned as director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, according to ScienceInsider.

Smithsonian Magazine reports that environmental DNA sampling can be used to track elusive organisms.

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