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Computers That Can Smell
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
Teams of modelers compete to develop algorithms for estimating how people will perceive a particular odor from its molecular characteristics.
Tracking the Evolutionary History of a Tumor
Amber Dance | Apr 1, 2017
Analyzing single cell sequences to decipher the evolution of a tumor
Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Bates College. Age: 37
Esther Landhuis | Jul 1, 2016
In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.
Computer Science Pioneer Dies
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 21, 2015
John Henry Holland, who developed genetic algorithms, has passed away. He was 86.
The Living Set
Wim Hordijk | Jun 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.
Aimee Swartz | Mar 1, 2015
Statisticians who normally crunch numbers to forecast trends in the food-service industry turn their attention to bettering treatment of ALS.
Fraction of SNPs Can Affect Fitness
Kerry Grens | Jan 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.
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2014
Graduate programs at the interface of quantitative and biological sciences set the stage for more interdisciplinary collaboration.
Week in Review: November 11–15
Tracy Vence | Nov 15, 2013
Combating bacterial persistence; ancient canine evolution; T cells and transplants; sharing omics data and code