Biology Through Graph Theory

A DNA strand made up of multiple genes

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The article I found describes how biologists can use graph theory to find out more about DNA structure and gene mutation to more accurately determine how genes and DNA strands work. Through microscopic networks, biologists can figure out how diseases spread through infected people and how genes mutate and affect other genes using this kind of math, where the graph expresses molecular structures. I found this article to be very interesting, as it takes math I didn’t think would connect to biology at all and actually makes it into a possible mathematical solution to genetic problems and disease control!

3 Replies to “Biology Through Graph Theory”

  1. I never thought that graphing could be connected to biology. It makes sense though, using a graph or Euler method to connect genes to other strands of dna. Or as the article put it “genes as a vertex and strands as edges,” or something similar to that to see how dna works.

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