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deleted spammers

To deal with the spam accounts, I went through and deleted every account with 0 credit, no wildlife@home activity, no team, and no attached computers. This ended up being a whopping 72599 spam accounts. I apologize if I deleted your account and you're not a spammer, but due to the massive amount of accounts I had no choice but to bring a sledgehammer to the problem. I did do a database back up, so if I wrongly deleted your account and you want it restored you can either send me an email and I'll restore it (or just make a new one since you had no credit or activity anyways).

On a positive note, it looks like the measures I took yesterday has stopped the flood of spam accounts, so hopefully we're in the clear for awhile!

Travis Desell on Friday, October 17th
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[dna] started another new run 'test_hg19_1000fa_2'

The problem with the work unit info should be fixed for this largest sized run as well. Let me know how it's crunching.

Travis Desell on Friday, October 17th
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[dna] badge size fixed

The DNA badges were size 512x512 and being downsized to 28x28 on the webpages. I've fixed this so now that they're 32x32 pixels.

Travis Desell on Friday, October 17th
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[wildlife] updated watch and review video pages to bootstrap 3

Took some time but it looks like everything is bootstrap 3 now! Have one tweak to make with the CSS, but other than that it should be working.

Travis Desell on Sunday, October 19th
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taking down the old websites/forums

Due to all the spam accounts being created/etc, I'm going to take down the old project websites for wildlife@home, dna@home and subsetsum@home (so basically everything will be here on citizen science grid), so the old forums are going to go away. I plan to do this by the end of the weekend. I'll be keeping the old databases (so account linking will still be possible), but I really want to get the web pages and accounts cleaned up due to the mass of spam in recent weeks/days. After I'm done the old webpages will redirect to the citizen science grid home page. Let me know if there's any issue with this.

Travis Desell on Friday, October 17th
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Notice for DNA@Home Users

DNA@Home is transitioning to a sub-project of Citizen Science Grid. DNA@Home workunits will be sent out from the Citizen Science Grid project. You can link your DNA@Home account to your account on Citizen Science Grid so it will continue to gain credit for completing DNA@Home workunits on Citizen Science Grid by visiting the link accounts webpage.

You can visit the old forums and the old homepage while the transition is in progress.

Contact Information

Please email any questions or suggestions to Travis Desell, or feel free to post a message in our forums.

DNA@Home is run by:
  • Travis Desell, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of North Dakota
  • Archana Dhasarathy, Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences, University of North Dakota
  • Sergei Nechaev, Assistant Professor of Basic Sciences, University of North Dakota
  • Kris Zarns, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, University of North Dakota
With previous support from:
  • Malik Magdon-Ismail, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Lee Newberg Research Associate Professor of Computer Science, and New York State Wadsworth Center Research Scientist
  • Boleslaw Szymanski, Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
  • Lei Chen, Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


All publications, talks and posters about DNA@Home can be viewed on the Citizen Science Grid's publications page.


DNA@Home has been generously supported by a new faculty SEED grant from UND's Office of Research Development and Compliance, and a SEED Grant from UND's Medical School. The Citizen Science Grid volunteer computing server is hosted by UND's Scientific Computing Center.