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Calculating the Secrets of Life

Calculating the Secrets of Life
by Eric S. Lander, Michael S. Waterman

Publisher: National Academies Press 1995
ISBN/ASIN: 0309048869
ISBN-13: 9780309048866
Number of pages: 309

In this first-ever survey of the partnership between mathematics and biology, leading experts look at how mathematical research and methods have made possible important discoveries in biology. Explores how differential geometry, topology, and differential mechanics have allowed researchers to "wind" and "unwind" DNA's double helix to understand the phenomenon of supercoiling.

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