New NSF-Simons centers (Image 2)
The skin of a mouse's ear. Stem cells are marked in green and a dividing population of stem cell progeny are marked in red. The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life. [Image 2 of 2 related images. Back to Image 1.]
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The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the Simons Foundation, has launched four new centers to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life.
The NSF-Simons Research Centers for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems will explore how information encoded in DNA results in complex organisms with diverse forms, functions and behaviors when it is manipulated by changing environments across multiple time scales.
Such knowledge may lead to a predictive framework for understanding the pathways that lead from the DNA within a cell to the myriad expressions of an organism in its environment, with applications to agriculture and health.
Learn more about all the NSF-Simons Centers in the NSF press release NSF-Simons centers to search for the Rules of Life. (Date image taken: 2018; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 10, 2018)
Credit: Maksim Plikus, University of California, Irvine
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