A virus’s genes hold a record of where it’s traveled, and when.
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After a nose swab tests positive for a virus or bacteria, scientists can use the sample’s genetic sequence to figure out where and when the pathogen emerged and how fast it’s changing.
Training an algorithm to play proteins like Chopin can produce more melodious songs.
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Many features of proteins are analogous to music. Mapping these features together creates new musical compositions that help researchers learn about proteins.
It takes a tremendous amount of computing power to simulate all the components and behaviors of viruses and cells.
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Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
The relationship between the coronavirus and human genetics is murky.
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Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
What can a modern-day Creole language tell us about its first speakers in the 1600s?
New research suggests that hints left in Creole languages can identify where the original speakers came from – even hundreds of years after they migrated and mixed together.
A neolithic farm in Scotland that may be the oldest in northern Europe.
Switching from foraging to farming would not have been an obvious choice for our ancestors. But they seem to have done it nonetheless.
Turns out three really is a crowd.
They are creepy and destructive little cannibals, so can mathematics help us avoid the next big locust plague?
Neurons provided inspiration for a new type of computer chip.
Computers and brains work in virtually opposite ways. Computers are laboriously programmed for specific tasks. Brains learn from experience and can perform a wide variety of complicated tasks that are…
It’s not just about hardware, software matters too.
Frederick Sanger, who died recently at the age of 95, won two Nobel prizes in chemistry for his methods for sequencing proteins and DNA. Proteins were of more direct interest to many people because many…