DNA

Martino Barenco and Mike Hubank shed light on suicidal cells and a mathematical model that could help fight cancer.
Next year is a great one for biology. Not only will we celebrate 150 years since the publication of On the origin of species, but also 200 years since the birth of its author, Charles Darwin. At the heart of Darwin's theory of evolution lies a beautifully simple mathematical object: the evolutionary tree. In this article we look at how maths is used to reconstruct and understand it.
Maths may have the answer to why helices are so common in nature.
A mathematical approach might simplify studying how our genes operate.