Biological Computation

Abstract

Simulation of biological processes is increasingly important. The vast amount of data that needs interpretation requires quantitative integration to enable us to understand it. Fortunately, there is now the computing power necessary to achieve this, and it is predicted here that relevant software will also become widely available. Biology is set to become a computerā€intensive quantitative science.

Keywords: computer modelling; Physiome Project; in silico technology; biological complexity

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Noble, Denis(Sep 2002) Biological Computation. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003433]