interpreting the genome


a: Interpreting the genome ~
b: reverse-engineering a large program

What: "I imagine that interpreting the genome is like reverse-engineering a large computer program from the binary machine code. And any programmer knows what the "dead" intronic sequences of the DNA are: they're comments." A comment on the linked article.

Writer: dhfx
Date: May 7 2013 6:16 PM

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