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How iGEM blows our minds, again and again

by Cornelia Scheitz, Autodesk Life Sciences This year, the Autodesk Life Sciences team sent 2 judges to the International Genetically Engineered Machines competition – short iGEM. 310 teams of high-school, undergraduate or over graduate students from 44 countries competed for the lego brick inspired trophies that have been awarded for 13 years now. Student teams […]

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Genetic Constructor

Designing Customizable Nucleotide Sequence Auto-Annotation in Genetic Constructor

This summer, I worked on the Autodesk Life Sciences team’s molecular biology design tool — Genetic Constructor — the start to building the ultimate cloud-based, CAD inspired genetic engineering toolkit. Genetic Constructor is poised to prove itself useful to geneticists in academia and industry alike, but one previously identified user need was local auto-annotation lookup […]

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The Next Design Revolution is in Biology

by Charlotte Evans, MaRS Discovery District Last month, MaRS hosted an event with Eli Groban, a senior manager at Autodesk’s BioNano group. The focus of his discussion was cloud-based software for biological design. Eli has worked for a number of biotech companies, but he quickly realized that the tools he created were shielded by IP, […]

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