Executive director: Alexander Pico.

No. of local employees: 10.

Funders: National Institutes of Health and other sources.

Location: UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Year founded: 2010.

Mission of organization: Developing open-source software that describes complex molecular interactions within cells.

Before drugs can be put into the pipeline in the future to battle diseases with a genetic component, pharmaceutical companies first “need to know how different proteins talk to different proteins,” said San Diego scientist Trey Ideker, who is leading up an effort to crunch data in the study of biological networks, an effort that recently got the backing of the federal government...

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