Tag Computational Biology

Using Software to Discover Rare Diseases with Matt Might

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Might_Edited_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “In many ways, nature is still the fastest computer we have when it comes to studying disease.” Software engineering is a deterministic field. We write lines of code, and feed data into that code, expecting to get a certain answer. Computing is deterministic because humans developed it–we understand computers from top to bottom. The same cannot be said about biology. Matt Might is

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Computational Biology: A Brief Introduction

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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Computational Neuroscience with Jeremy Freeman

http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Neuroscience_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “You want to take a scientist who knows a little bit of matlab programming and try to teach them mapreduce, and write a mapreduce program in java to do image processing? It’s a disaster!” Apache Spark is replacing MATLAB in the domain of computational neuroscience. The constraints of running MATLAB on a single machine can’t support the demands of neuroscience, which has huge

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