The crucial insight came to me as I leisurely rode my bike home from work. It was Valentine's Day, 2008. While I cruised along, my mind mulled over a problem that had been preoccupying me and others in my field for more than a decade. Was there some way to simulate life—including all the marvelous, mysterious and maddeningly complex biochemistry that makes it work—in software?
Scientists Successfully Model a Living Cell with SoftwareIn creating the first complete computer model of an entire single-celled organism, biologists are forging a powerful new kind of tool for illuminating how life works