NCSU News :: New Tool Helps Researchers Identify DNA Patterns of Cancer, Genetic Disorders

David Cox, a Ph.D. student in computer science at NC State, devised the "symbolic scatter plot" tool to provide a visual representation of a DNA sequence. Cox explains, "The human visual system is more adept at identifying patterns, and differentiating between patterns, than existing computer programs such as those that try to identify repetitions of DNA sequences." In other words, the naked eye sees patterns better than computers can.

NCSU News :: New Tool Helps Researchers Identify DNA Patterns of Cancer, Genetic Disorders


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