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<p>Further variations arise by considering other species with other mechanisms for genetic selection. For example, if a species propagates by cloning, that is, making exact genetic copies, then all relations have identical genetic material, and hence a relatedness coefficient of one.
</p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/mathematics-your-next-family-reunion-appendix" target="_blank">read more</a></p>geneticsmedicine and healthTue, 06 Dec 2011 13:57:56 +0000Rachel5601 at https://plus.maths.org/contentThe mathematics of your next family reunion
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<p>The festive season can only mean one thing... getting together with the family! You might not be able to choose your family, but at least now you'll know exactly what you share in common!</p>
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– I am your father’s brother’s nephew’s cousin’s former roommate. <br />
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(Lord Dark Helmet and Lone Starr, discussing family relationships in the Mel Brooks movie <em>Spaceballs</em>.)
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<p>It is thought that the next great advances in biology and medicine will be discovered with mathematics. As biology stands on the brink of becoming a theoretical science, Thomas Fink asks if there is more to this collaboration than maths acting as biology's newest microscope. Will theoretical biology lead to new and exciting maths, just as theoretical physics did in the last two centuries? And is there a mathematically elegant story behind life?</p>
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<div style="position: relative; left: 50%; width: 70%"><font size="2"><i>Back to the <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/do-you-know-whats-good-you-maths-next-microscope">Next microscope package </a><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/biologys-next-microscope-mathematics-new-physics" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/biologys-next-microscope-mathematics-new-physics#commentsmathematical realitybiologyevolutiongeneticsgraph theorymedicine and healthphilosophy of mathematicsphysicstheoretical biologyWed, 22 Sep 2010 10:04:05 +0000Rachel5314 at https://plus.maths.org/contentDo you know what's good for you - unravelling genetic secrets
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One of the greatest advances in the biomedical sciences has been the unravelling of our genetic code. This new understanding sheds light on what makes organisms function and how they are related to each other, helps to combat diseases, and to convict criminals. But it also poses great mathematical challenges: the genetic revolution is an information explosion which can only be tamed using mathematical methods. </div>
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<p>One of the greatest advances in the biomedical sciences has been the unravelling of our genetic code. This new understanding sheds light on what makes organisms function and how they are related to each other, helps to combat diseases, and to convict criminals.<p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/do-you-know-whats-good-you-unravelling-genetic-secrets" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/do-you-know-whats-good-you-unravelling-genetic-secrets#commentscancerDNADNA evidencegeneticsmedicine and healthphylogeneticsTue, 20 Jul 2010 15:44:17 +0000mf3445260 at https://plus.maths.org/content