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The Long Path from QTL to Gene

  • Norman R. Drinkwater mail,

    drinkwater@oncology.wisc.edu

    Affiliation: McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Michael N. Gould

    Affiliation: McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, Department of Oncology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: September 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002975

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Distributed Computing

Posted by MikeHaubrich on 30 Jan 2013 at 05:06 GMT

I was referred to this article by Dr. Mohammed Noor of Duke University for a class I am taking online in genetics and evolution, as further reading.

The question that came to me was whether a great deal of time can be saved in taking advantage of distributive computing by volunteers in order to perform calculations needed for these sorts of studies.

For example, I have participated in the "Folding@home" which is initiated by Stanford University in a project to determine the most likely proteome structures.

Do you think that this would help cut the costs and speed up analysis time?

No competing interests declared.