In a first, researchers create computer model of an organism

Researchers from Stanford's bioengineering department, part of the medical school, have completed the world's first computer model of an organism, researchers at Stanford announced last week, according to The Daily Disruption. For the first time, members of the medical community will be able to observe and experiment with a computer model organism that accounts for all molecular interaction in a bacterium.

By creating this computer model organism, researchers hope to increase understanding of complex interactions among genes. This creation marks an advance in the contribution of computers and digital design to the medical field. Article

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