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From Anonymous’s answer via Quora: Computational Biology is the use of computer models to study or analyze biological systems. Typically, computational biology is good for studying biological systems that: Are made up of hundreds or thousands or millions of components The components are relatively simple For these kinds of objects, looking at them under a microscope or in a lab or something doesn’t really help you see how the pieces fit
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