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Computer algorithms revolutionising biology

Computer algorithms have been a helpful tool in biomedical research for decades, and their importance has been growing steadily over that time. But what we’re now experiencing is nothing short of a quantum leap; it overshadows all that came before and it will have unforeseen effects.

Tortoises, hares, and vaccines: A cautionary note for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development

In the Aesop fable, “The Hare and the Tortoise,” the tortoise unexpectedly beats the hare in a race. The moral of the story is that the race is not always to the swift. This same moral also appears in the wisdom literature of the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes 9:11, which more generally concerns the limitations of human wisdom—which is nearly always disregarded by humans themselves.