Table of Contents: PLoS Computational Biology: Core Facilities


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Biomedical research is benefiting from the wealth of new data generated in the laboratory through new instrumentation, greater computational resources, and massive repositories of public domain data. Using these data to make scientific discoveries is sometimes straightforward, but can be complicated by the number and breadth of public sources available to the researcher as well as by the plethora of tools from which to choose. These articles aim to explain how to set up and administrate Core Facilities, and the benefits to researchers and institutions of so doing.


The Need for Centralization of Computational Biology Resources

Fran Lewitter, Michael Rebhan, Brent Richter, David Sexton