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Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Picking up the Pieces: Science assembling a virtual look at life," bySue Goetinck Ambrose. Dallas Morning News, 11 September 2000.

"Biology may be at its own new dawn" as biologists are seeking to simulate lifeon computers just as aerospace engineers have used computers to simulateflight. Using mathematical equations and computers, biological researchers arebeginning to understand the progress of evolution, the sturdiness of bacteriaand how genes and proteins in the brain collaborate to create memory.Eventually, biologists hope to test therapies by using mathematics andcomputers instead of animals.

--- Michael Breen

American Mathematical Society