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Science  16 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5584, pp. 1099
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5584.1099d

Looking for a way to donate your spare computer cycles to science? Then join Genome@home. The Stanford University project aims to craft novel genes that might help researchers design new drugs and better understand the function and evolution of known genes. Concocting DNA strands that will make a working protein requires hefty computing power. Like the SETI@home project that scans for extraterrestrial messages, Genome@home links idle desktop machines to create a virtual supercomputer.


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