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Computer Modeling Technique Goes Viral at Brandeis
June 18, 2013
Sophisticated computational models and advances in graphical processing units are helping scientists understand the complex interplay between genomic data, virus structure and the formation of the virus' outer "shell"--critical for replication. "We hope that some of what we are finding will help researchers alter virus assembly, leaving viruses unable to replicate," says postdoctoral fellow Jason Perlmutter, first author of the scientific paper describing the technique.
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