Tag: "shortcut" at biology news
Two NIH initiatives launch intensive efforts to find roots of common diseases
...d be prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, a major shortcut
has been discovered that reduces the workload about 30-fold. The International HapMap Project, led by the NIH and completed in October 2005, demonstrated that the 10 million variants cluster into local neighborhoods, called haplotypes, and that they ...
Lateral thinking produces first map of gene transmission
... have either been small scale, or used statistical shortcut
methods." The study is believed to be the largest biologically inspired computation carried out in Australia, with over 500, 000 hours of computing. The scientists used the national supercomputing facility of the Australian Partnership in Advance...
Bumblebees copy one another when contending with unfamiliar flowers
... the presence of another bee provides an efficient shortcut
to success. These findings provide an intriguing new contribution to the ever-growing stack of evidence suggesting that insect foraging behavior is surprisingly complex. ...