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Virginia Tech Computer Scientists Develop New Way to Study Molecular Networks
January 24, 2013
Computer scientists at Virginia Tech developed a new approach to address the shortcomings in the computational analysis of the multiple ways interactions can occur within cells. Their award winning work may lead to further understanding of the interactions between molecules.
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