Open Source Projects

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Open source data a boon to malaria research

Malaria drug discovery is getting a boost from open source initiatives, which are increasingly giving researchers more tools to tackle neglected diseases.

"Biopunk" illuminates world of bio-hackers

In "Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life," journalist Markus Wohlsen brings to light the efforts of do-it-yourself biotech inventors who are making use of such technologies as cheap DNA

PLoS highlights online DNA "encyclopedia"

The human genome is vast and complex, and there's a lot of work to be done to fully understand it. The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements, or ENCODE, is a global effort to bring clarity to the genome and

Wikis to open drug development sharing

Taking the open concept a step further is the Bioinformatics Organization, an open source practitioner that uses wiki software to let researchers post their models, questions, experiments and