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J Comput Biol. 2001;8(3):339-48.

From Jabberwocky to genome: Lewis Carroll and computational biology.

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  • 1Bioinformatics Department, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USA.


In addition to his literary output, Lewis Carroll created a vast range of games and puzzles that depend upon wordplay of various kinds, especially the manipulation of alphabetic symbols in diverse contexts. Such wordplay reveals a turn of mind well suited to methodologies used in modern computational biology.

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