Harvard University's Erez Lieberman Aiden's love of mathematics started early, writes Brandon Keim at Wired. Aiden tells Keim — using a pot full of ramen noodles as an analogy — chromosomes in cells are tangled, globular messes, and Aiden developed Hi-C, published in Nature in 2009, to study such chromosome structure. He now plans to study how structure relates to function. "There's been this humongous black box: What exactly is the role that structure plays in the genome?" Aiden tells Keim. "Now we can start looking at that."
From Ramen Noodles to Hi-C
Aug 20, 2012