It's ten years since the first draft of the human genome was published and Plus is joining in the celebrations with a package on the maths of genes. We try and solve the genome puzzle, model cell suicide, and find out why DNA evidence in court isn't as straightforward as it seems. Genes aside, we assess small but lethal risks, create some fractal music, encounter a two box paradox, and find out how to win with coins and cards.
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If you like your maths in unusual contexts, then this is the issue for you! We explore the power of origami to solve ancient (and very modern) problems, find the maths in fashion, and marvel at the complexities of church bell ringing. But it's not all fun and games, as we investigate the controversies surrounding breast screening and the maths behind drug-induced hallucinations, find out how to predict the impact of natural catastrophes, and answer some deep questions about the Universe.
This is the biggest ever issue of Plus. We proudly present the winners of the Plus new writers award who explore, amongst other things, the mysteries of infinity, flight, love and Google. We also investigate the maths of tomography, catch some primes, and have a look at maths in the movies. Plus there's a choice of reviews and podcasts, as well as all the regular features of Plus.
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