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Math Trek

Communities of Communities of ...

4:00pm, June 2, 2008

It was all very nice when Watson and Crick figured out the structure of DNA more than 50 years ago, but since then, biologists have been trying to figure out how the genetic code works. They have a lot of data – this gene turns on that gene, these two genes turn off this other one. But together, all those nice data turn into a great snarl, a spaghetti-like mess of relationships between one gene and another. What does it all mean?

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