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Tropical Disease Initiative Kernel





The Tropical Disease Initiative aims to provide a "kernel" for open source drug discovery. Such kernel should allow scientists from laboratories, universities, institutes, and corporations to work together for a common cause: find new drugs against tropical disieases such as Malaria or Tuberculosis.


  "The TDI kernel is freely downloadable as public domain data. Options include direct downloads of individually requested targets, pre-defined sets for each of our ten target genomes, and user-defined batch downloads. Users receive the data with no restriction in accordance with the Science Commons protocol for implementing open access data[27] that was designed to embody normal academic attribution norms and facilitate tracking of work based on the kernel. We note that our predictions are public domain, but some of the drugs used in our predictions might be subject to patents."