New Computer Method Advances Systems Biology

October 14, 2003

Tags: Young LabGenetics + GenomicsProtein Function

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A team of researchers from Whitehead Institute and MIT have developed a new computational method that will give a boost to the field of systems biology. The method, developed by Whitehead scientist Rick Young and MIT scientist David Gifford, combines data sets from different kinds of gene expression and protein/DNA interaction experiments, in effect corroborating the evidence to produce more accurate data about the interactions. In findings published online in Nature Biotechnology, researchers use this method to combine data from more than 500 experiments that identify the network pathways that regulate gene expression in yeast.


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