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Computing cancer

A team of scientists, including PED's Martin Nowak and Ivana Bozic, created a comprehensive computer model of a cancerous tumour in three dimensions.  Watch it in action in this Nature Video.

The Best Is Yet To Come

Martin Nowak addresses the 2015 graduating class of The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology

The Molecular Clock of Neutral Evolution Can Be Accelerated or Slowed by Asymmetric Spatial Structure

Evolution is driven by genetic mutations. While some mutations affect an organism's ability to survive and reproduce, most are neutral and have no effect. Neutral mutations play an important role in the study of evolution because they generally accrue at a consistent rate over time. This result, first discovered 50 years ago, allows neutral mutations to be used as a "molecular clock" to estimate, for example, how long ago humans diverged from chimpanzees and bonobos.

We used mathematical modeling to study how the rates of these molecular clocks are affected by the spatial...

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The Evolution of Cooperation

Martin Nowak speaks on "The Evolution of Cooperation" during "The Emergence of the Human Face" panel at The New York Encounter 2015