NEW YORK, May 10 – In a paper in Science last week, researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle showed they could apply their new hypothesis-free style of scientific research to a real-life example: the galactose utilization pathway in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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