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Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"A vision for the future of genomics research," by Francis S. Collins, Eric D. Green, Alan E. Guttmacher and Mark S. Guyer on behalf of the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute. Nature, 24 April 2003.

Given the huge and complex genomic data sets, the authors' "blueprint for the genomic era" describes new research strategies and experimental technologies. The paper stresses the importance of bioinformatics: one sidebar explains computational biology and lists how it will be critical in genomic research, and another sidebar lists computational skills as a required training for researchers.

--- Annette Emerson

American Mathematical Society