(Carnegie Mellon University) Computational biologists at Carnegie Mellon University have taken an algorithm used to study social networks, such as Facebook communities, and adapted it to identify how DNA and proteins are interconnected into communities within the cell nucleus. The behavior of these communities may prove key to understanding basic cellular processes and disease mechanisms, such as aging and cancer development.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/cmu-ea022020.php