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The Marriage (literally) of Software and Biology

Moving right along, from microbiology (see previous post) to molecular cell biology, we have an interesting piece from MIT's Technology Review on the emerging field of cell bioinformatics and simulation. The article begins with the work of scientists Lucy Shapiro and Harley McAdams, and goes on to describe a number of ambitious and interesting projects in molecular biological simulation. As it happens, I'm currently taking a course in this, and it's pretty fascinating stuff. It is, however, an extremely young field, and may or may not live up to its promise. Here's hoping ...

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