Welcome to the Department of Systems Biology
Systems biology is the study of systems of biological components, which may be molecules, cells, organisms or entire species. Living systems are dynamic and complex, and their behavior may be hard to predict from the properties of individual parts. To study them, we use quantitative measurements of the behavior of groups of interacting components, systematic measurement technologies such as genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, and mathematical and computational models to describe and predict dynamical behavior. Systems problems are emerging as central to all areas of biology and medicine.
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- Mutant genes could supercharge efforts to decipher protein structures t.co/IKIihCzEAU
- Millions of Americans suffer from celiac disease. Now, researchers have created a 3D “mini-gut” to study the body's autoimmune response to gluten. t.co/UYpTLpWE9X
- If incorporated in clinical tests, a new model could make TB resistance detection both faster and more accurate t.co/H1bNAkLme1
🌸☀️ #HarvardInSpring t.co/8NES52iHKc
- Scientists have developed a polygenic risk score based on the presence of certain gene variants that spell an increased risk for obesity (via @NPR) t.co/G20UQ44GRx