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Launch of GenoCon: First-ever Contest in Rational Genome Design Based on Semantic-web Technology
Date:5/24/2010

tics specialists with the skills to make use of existing knowledge and data while keeping in mind the genetic background of each organism. As a result of these requirements, many DNA sequences, while protected by patents, are never actually put into practical use by their inventors due to a lack of necessary resources (in a phenomenon referred to as the “Valley of Death”).

We propose Open Optimization Research as a way to overcome this problem by providing opportunities to optimize the design of DNA sequences with the help of external participants to the research process (Fig. 2). GenoCon offers incentives for researchers and sponsors that make it attractive for them to join the contest. (Fig.3)
            
Open Optimization Research is also a framework for “Open Innovation”, in which a company or a university with a desire to develop a practical use for its patented invention is matched with potential partners that have their own original technologies. A successful match can help propel an invention toward practical applications.

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