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In focus: Eric Banks

Eric Banks is a computational biologist at the Broad Institute. But for Eric and his team members, problem solving doesn't begin in front of a computer. Instead, they begin by talking to each other and to people outside of the analysis group, walking around, drawing on whiteboards, and generally brainstorming and asking questions. Then it's time to start prototyping - trying out a solution on a small scale to see if it improves the quality of the results. The process is iterative, and Banks and his team keep tinkering, examining, and circling back to try new solutions. Learn more about how Banks became interested in the field of computational biology in general and the Broad Institute in particular in this video profile.