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Computer Science Pioneer Dies

By | August 21, 2015

John Henry Holland, who developed genetic algorithms, has passed away. He was 86.

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The Living Set

By | June 1, 2015

Mathematical and computational approaches are making strides in understanding how life might have emerged and organized itself from the basic chemistry of early Earth.

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Beneficial Stats

By | March 1, 2015

Statisticians who normally crunch numbers to forecast trends in the food-service industry turn their attention to bettering treatment of ALS.

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Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness

By | January 21, 2015

A point mutation analysis of the entire human genome finds that alterations to as many as 7.5 percent of nucleotides may have contributed to humans’ evolutionary split from chimpanzees.

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New School

By | February 1, 2014

Graduate programs at the interface of quantitative and biological sciences set the stage for more interdisciplinary collaboration.  

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Week in Review: November 11–15

By | November 15, 2013

Combating bacterial persistence; ancient canine evolution; T cells and transplants; sharing omics data and code

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Retracing Steps

By | November 11, 2013

Sage Bionetworks aims to show that transparency and sharing are key to ensuring research reproducibility.

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Data Drive

By | October 1, 2013

Solutions for sharing, storing, and analyzing big data

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Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative

By | May 13, 2013

Last week brought scientists one step closer to outlining a plan for the massive government-funded project.  

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Jennifer Reed: Metabolism Modeler

By | February 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Age: 34

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