UMIACS Partners with Fraunhofer, Signature Science on DNA Screening Technologies


Computational biologists in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies are collaborating with other experts to develop new approaches and tools for screening DNA sequences that might accidently—or intentionally—be altered, resulting in a biological threat. ...The Maryland researchers are subcontracted to Signature Science, a subsidiary of the Southwest Research Institute on the Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats program, which is managed by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.