Arnold J. Levine, Professor
Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences' Simons Center for
Systems Biology, has edited The p53 Protein: From Cell
Regulation to Cancer (Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine)
1st Edition (Cold Spring Harbor...
Harlan Robins was a trained physicist specializing in string
theory when he arrived at the Institute as a Member in systems
biology (2002–2006). "I didn't know any biology when I got here, so
I would say my entire career as a biologist developed...
Topology is the only major branch of modern mathematics that
wasn't anticipated by the ancient mathematicians. Throughout most
of its history, topology has been regarded as strictly abstract
mathematics, without applications. However, illustrating...
Many natural and social phenomena may be viewed as inherently
computational; they evolve patterns of information that can be
described algorithmically and studied through computational models
and techniques. A workshop on the computational lens...
Proteins are typically cited as the molecules that enable life;
the word protein stems from the Greek proteois meaning
“primary,” “in the lead,” or “standing in front.” Living systems
are made up of a vast array of different proteins. There are...
Historians have debated for centuries the magnitude, nature, and
impact of population movements from the borders of the Roman Empire
into its heart between the fourth and seventh centuries. In recent
years, geneticists have begun to attempt to...
The story of the “data explosion” is by now a familiar one:
throughout science, engineering, commerce, and government, we are
collecting and storing data at an ever-increasing rate. We can
hardly read the news or turn on a computer without...
The Evolution of Cooperation is the title of a book by
Robert Axelrod. It was published by Basic Books in 1984, and became
an instant classic. It set the style in which modern scientists
think about biological evolution, reducing the complicated
Until a couple of decades ago, the only planets we knew existed
were the nine in our Solar System. In the last twenty-five years,
we’ve lost one of the local ones (Pluto, now classified as a “minor
planet”) and gained about three thousand candidate...
All of us who have watched as a friend or relative has
disappeared into the fog of Alzheimer’s arrive at the same truth.
Although we recognize people by their visual appearance, what we
really are as individual humans is determined by how our