Our collaboration with MITRE is featured by Homeland Security Outlook (www.HSoutlook.com) a new multimedia portal of information and analysis on issues pertaining to homeland security. The article entitled DNA Sensors Getting Ready to Sniff Out Terrorist Attacks summarizes a manuscript led by David Ball and Matt Lux to be presented at the Pacific Symposium on [...]
Article describing a new approach to model the semantics of DNA sequences published in PLoS Computational Biology
Recognizing that certain biological functions can be associated with specific DNA sequences has led various fields of biology to adopt the notion of the genetic part. This concept provides a finer level of granularity than the traditional notion of the gene. However, a method of formally relating how a set of parts relates to a [...]
Read the coverage of the GenoCAD grant on GenomeWeb. Read article.
BLACKSBURG, Va., August 31, 2009 - The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a three-year $1,421,725 grant to Jean Peccoud, associate professor at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, to develop GenoCAD - a web-based Computer Assisted Design environment for synthetic biology. Synthetic biology, a rapidly emerging area of biological research, applies methods developed [...]
An article describing GenoCAD is published in the Web Server issue of Nucleic Acids Research. Read article.
The review on gene synthesis authored by Mike Czar is featured on the cover of Trends in Biotechnology. Read article.