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Undocumented immigration has become a contentious issue in the U.S. over the past decade. Opponents of undocumented immigration have argued that undocumented immigrants are a social and financial burden to the U.S. which has led to the passage of drastic and costly policies. This paper examined existing state and national data and found that undocumented(More)
Citizen science games such as Galaxy Zoo, Foldit, and Phylo aim to harness the intelligence and processing power generated by crowds of online gamers to solve scientific problems. However, the selection of the data to be analyzed through these games is under the exclusive control of the game designers, and so are the results produced by gamers. Here, we(More)
BACKGROUND This study describes a bioinformatics approach designed to identify Plasmodium vivax proteins potentially involved in reticulocyte invasion. Specifically, different protein training sets were built and tuned based on different biological parameters, such as experimental evidence of secretion and/or involvement in invasion-related processes. A(More)
This peer-reviewed article can be downloaded, printed and distributed freely for any purposes (see copyright notice below). permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Citizen science games such as Galaxy Zoo, Foldit, and Phylo aim to harness the intelligence and processing(More)
Finding the Longest Common Subsequence in Weighted Sequences (WLCS) is an important problem in computational biology and bioinformatics. In this paper, we model this problem as a multiobjective optimization problem. As a result, we propose a novel and efficient algorithm that not only finds a WLCS but also the set of all possible solutions. The time(More)