Scientists have simulated worm move

Dec

22

2013

Scientists have simulated worm move

Scientists working on simulated forms of life have managed to get a worm, which it is trying to mimic the behavior to move. For the project, all cells of the animal can be modeled with a computer.

The researchers are working together in the Open Worm project, which aims to build. Worm completely from a computer code In an update, the scientists behind the project have to know that to be there. muscle contractions simulated This should ensure that the virtual creature is moving in the same way as the “real” version. There has been released a video in which the virtual movements to be seen.

At the Open Worm-project it is tried to mimic. The behavior of the worm C. elegans This worm is often used as a model organism for studying cell biology, genetics and other branches of biology. Scientists were already managed to identify. Complete genetic code of C. elegans Also, the full developmental biology known, so that of each cell is the role it plays in the body of the worm known. An adult worm is about 1 mm in length and has only one thousand cells.

In time, the scientists want to integrate the simulated worm software Geppetto . As a result, anyone with a browser view and interact with the simulated worm ‘play’. Moreover, the necessary code available under an open source license.

As computers become more powerful, there is more interest emerged in recent years called for in silico experiments. By using the computer to mimic life forms can for example rapidly compared the effects of certain interventions may affect the functioning of an organism.

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Scientists working on simulated forms of life have managed to get a worm, which it is trying to mimic the behavior to move. For the project, all cells of the animal can be modeled with a computer.

The researchers are working together in the Open Worm project, which aims to build. Worm completely from a computer code In an update, the scientists behind the project have to know that to be there. muscle contractions simulated This should ensure that the virtual creature is moving in the same way as the “real” version. There has been released a video in which the virtual movements to be seen.

At the Open Worm-project it is tried to mimic. The behavior of the worm C. elegans This worm is often used as a model organism for studying cell biology, genetics and other branches of biology. Scientists were already managed to identify. Complete genetic code of C. elegans Also, the full developmental biology known, so that of each cell is the role it plays in the body of the worm known. An adult worm is about 1 mm in length and has only one thousand cells.

In time, the scientists want to integrate the simulated worm software Geppetto . As a result, anyone with a browser view and interact with the simulated worm ‘play’. Moreover, the necessary code available under an open source license.

As computers become more powerful, there is more interest emerged in recent years called for in silico experiments. By using the computer to mimic life forms can for example rapidly compared the effects of certain interventions may affect the functioning of an organism.

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