The Heart of the Matter

Dr Peter Hunter, of the University of Auckland, has created a “virtual heart” – hailed by Economist magazine as a spectacular example of in silico biology, an emerging discipline that brings computing power to bear on a wide range of biological problems. Hunter translates the human heart into thousands of mathematical equations and millions of datapoints which are programmed into a computer to produce the on-screen organ.

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