For the Math Geeks

Plus, a mathematics-focused online magazine, is doing a series on the role of math and statistics in the biomedical sciences and as part of it, Marianne Freiberger writes about the math of genomics. She discusses the algorithms being used in genome aligners and assemblers.

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