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Avian flu modeled on supercomputer, explores vaccine and isolation options for thwarting a pandemic
...oming infected on any given day, and a roll of the dice
is needed to decide whether they are infected or not," said Germann. Other elements of randomness modify the simulated disease course. A significant fraction of infected people (33 percent in the present model) never develop clinical symptoms, altho...
Living view in animals shows how cells decide to make proteins
...mal how cells use a critical biological process to dice
and splice genetic material to create unique and varied proteins. The scientists say the findings, made in mice, help explain a key wonder of human biology: how the same genes found in every cell of an individual’s body can produce different protein...
Gene hunters close in on Lou Gehrig’s disease
...aranteed trail markers for ALS genes. “If you roll dice
555,352 times, you are bound to get lucky by chance alone on some of those throws,?he says. “The next step is to go back and figure out which of these ‘hits?are real and which are false.? Thousands of other SNPs were more weakly associated with AL...