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20 March 2013

Faced with the daunting prospect of profiling the complexities of the immune system, researchers at Harvard Medical School/Business School enlisted the help of the world’s largest community of software experts on the site TopCoder.  A recent paper in Nature Biotechnology indicates a cultural shift in academia with experts engaging the collective skills of those outside their community, in order to help them overcome methodological barriers to their work.


High-performance computing veteran Thomas Sterling will be delivering a keynote speech on HPC achievement and impact at this year's International Supercomputing Conference in Leipzig Germany (ISC'13). He speaks exclusively to Nages Sieslack...


With more than 10,000 species of birds known to exist, scientists know little about their diversity and development over time. Freely licensed software developed at the University of Utah, US, has enabled researchers to pinpoint a single gene responsible for some very glamorous hairdos.


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