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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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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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A Look at Web Assembly and Molecular Analysis

On the BioNano team at Autodesk Research, running molecular analysis in the cloud is something we already enable scientists to do with ease.  Our Molecular Design Toolkit gives users access to this power in a web interface with a Python backend.  But what if we wanted to scrap the network lag and run some analysis […]

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Explore Viral Databases with VirionDB

Earlier this year, the BioNano team of Autodesk Research began a new project, VirionDB. VirionDB is an open-source (GitHub) portal which aggregates information from several public databases, accessible to newcomers and experts alike, allowing users to survey the thousands of sequenced viruses. Why Another Repository? There are several existing databases which list viruses and information about […]

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A React Component to Visualize Molecules in 2D

One of the things we’re working on at Autodesk BioNano Research is creating a suite of tools for molecular design.  Visualization is a big part of that, so we wrote a simple D3 molecule visualizer to give a quick and easy way to view and interact with molecules.  We also needed something that could be […]

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DNA Origami Hackathon

We are proud to announce the first Autodesk DNA Origami Hackathon. FRIDAY JUNE 10TH 2-5 PM Autodesk Pier 9 The Autodesk BioNano Research Team invites Autodesk designers to learn all about DNA origami and nanorobots. Learn why it’s the future, how it works and how we are involved. Design your own DNA origami structure and perhaps […]

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