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Calculating the Secrets of Life: Applications of the Mathematical Sciences in Molecular Biology Eric S. Lander

Calculating the Secrets of Life: Applications of the Mathematical Sciences in Molecular Biology

Eric S. Lander

Published April 1st 1995
ISBN : 9780309075022
Paperback
285 pages
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As researchers have pursued biologys secrets to the molecular level, mathematical and computer sciences have played an increasingly important role - in genome mapping, population genetics, and even the controversial search for Eve, hypotheticalMoreAs researchers have pursued biologys secrets to the molecular level, mathematical and computer sciences have played an increasingly important role - in genome mapping, population genetics, and even the controversial search for Eve, hypothetical mother of the human race. In this first-ever survey of the partnership between the two fields, leading experts look at how mathematical research and methods have made possible important discoveries in biology. The volume explores how differential geometry, topology, and differential mechanics have allowed researchers to wind and unwind DNAs double helix to understand the phenomenon of supercoiling. It explains how mathematical tools are revealing the workings of enzymes and proteins. And it describes how mathematicians are detecting echoes from the origin of life by applying stochastic and statistical theory to the study of DNA sequences. This informative and motivational book will be of interest to researchers, research administrators, and educators and students in mathematics, computer sciences, and biology.