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Dahlquist Co-authors Paper

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Professor Kam Dahlquist co-authored a paper with a number of international scholars titled “The BioPAX community standard for pathway data sharing” in Nature Biotechnology Vol 28: 935-942 (2010). Biological Pathway Exchange (BioPAX) is a standard computational language to represent biological pathways at the molecular and cellular level and to facilitate the exchange of pathway data. With the exponential increase in molecular and genomics data collected in a variety of databases worldwide by researchers, it has become increasingly challenging to collect, index, interpret and share data given the sheer size of the datasets and the complexity of interpreting it. Using BioPax, the information can be organized into pathways in a computable form which supports visualization, analysis and biological discovery.