Researchers Create First Complete Computer Model of Entire Living Organism
researchers have successfully made a computer model of Mycoplasma genitalium, the world’s tiniest free-living bacterium.
…M. genitalium has the smallest genome of any living organism—a mere 525 genes—but even for an organism of its size, it takes that much information to account for every interaction it will undergo in its lifespan. Researchers tallied the number of experimentally determined parameters in the model at more than 1,900; those were split up into 28 algorithms, which stepped in for biological processes.
(via Researchers Build First Complete Computer Model of an Entire Organism | Popular Science)