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A Supercomputer’s Covid-19 Analysis Yields a New Way to Understand the Virus – Elemental

A closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis and what it suggests.



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A closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis
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Earlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set about crunching data on more than 40,000 genes from 17,000 genetic samples in an effort to better understand Covid-19. Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic combinations still took more than a week.
When Summit was done, researchers analyzed the results. It …

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