DOE highlights vContact 2.0
A DOE highlight of Drs. Jang, Bolduc, and Zablocki’s work on vContact 2.0
A Viral Gold Rush
Researchers developed open-source software that can classify viruses in ways that previous tools could not. Scientists have limited data on viruses that they cannot grow in laboratories. That lack of information makes them especially hard to classify. The new system uses viral genes to separate out viruses that are difficult to distinguish from each other into distinct groups. This separation is a key step in organizing and isolating viruses that scientists are particularly interested in. Tests using information from known viruses have shown the new software is very accurate.
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