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Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures

I want to tell you how cyber-infrastructures can enable large research research projects involving specialists from multiple disciplines and why it makes economic sense to develop such an infrastructure. The most exciting scientific research often involves multiple disciplines. You may have...

Twice or half the money?

In the January 31st, 2013 issue of Nature, Skip Garner published a comment entitled “Research funding: Same work, twice the money?“. In this article Garner and his collaborators report the results of a large scale analysis of grant applications submitted to...

NSF awards $1 million to improve the efficiency of DNA fabrication

BLACKSBURG, Va. July 25, 2012 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $999,531 grant to Virginia Tech to optimize the laboratory processes used to make custom DNA molecules with the tools and methods of industrial engineering. The interdisciplinary...

Releasing GenoCAD v2.0

We are happy to announce our latest release, GenoCAD v.2.0! In addition to a sharp, updated look, it has the following new features: • A more intuitive user interface that guides users through the sequence design process (parts/libraries -> designs...