New interface allows Energy Dept. scientists to harness big data


The Energy Department’s KBase now has an interface that allows scientists to study and share their findings faster than they ever could before.

Source: fedscoop.com

Already the interface has helped scientists with flagship research related to bioenergy. Using the interface, scientists have identified genes that allow them to bypass proteins that prevent poplar trees from being converted to biofuel. Through the KBase data sets and the interface’s network, researchers can pinpoint genes related to specific traits within plant species or run the same program for different plants. 

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