In April of 2010, the National Science Foundation teamed with Microsoft on a collaborative cloud computing agreement. One year later they decided to fund 13 research projects. Wu Feng was selected to lead one of these teams. His target was to develop an on-demand, cloud-computing model to keep up with the data deluge in the DNA sequencing space. Credit: Virginia Tech

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