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September 5, 2008

Programming Biology

"Little b," a "new computer language for modeling biological phenomen[a,] can 'think' like cells and molecular mechanisms think, thereby simulating the dynamics of biological phenomen[a]." A team of Harvard Medical School researchers created Little b to be capable of "describ[ing] biology in the same way a biologist would." According to Jeremy Gunawardena, director of the Virtual Cell Program at Harvard Medical school, "This opens the door to actually performing discovery science, to look at things like drug interactions, right on the computer."

Posted by Robert at September 5, 2008 6:00 AM
category: Design & Engineering


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