A blog post at Ars Technica describes a recently published paper in PLoS Computational Biology that used search engine algorithms to predict best therapeutic drug combinations. “The basic algorithm used by the researchers involves walking through a tree with nodes that are combinations of the drugs and doses present in the system,” writes Matt Ford.

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