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June 25, 2009

Alogrithmic Systems Biology

An article entitled "Algorithmic Systems Biology" in Communications of the ACM (access to full article requires a paid subscription) describes a relatively new inter-disciplinary field of study. Systems biology focuses on the study of interactions in biological systems from a holistic perspective. One of the goals in using the systemic view approach is discovering new emergent properties that provide a better understanding of processes in a biological system. Mathematical modeling via computer algorithms is one of the foundations of systems biology. The article describes how this approach differs from other approaches which use equations.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at June 25, 2009 3:56 PM
category: Artificial Invention

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