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Computers in Science Answers

Question 1 : Can scientists design and produce a protein that has a particular three-dimensional shape?

Answer B. Yes

Question 2 : What is distributed computing?

Answer D. A way for scientists to answer complex biological questions using computer power often drawn from idling personal computers

Question 3 : Biologists can use computer animation to:

Answer D. Accomplish all of the above

Question 4 : Public health officials can use computer models of infectious disease spread to help them control a disease outbreak.

Answer A. True

Question 5 : Biologists can use computers to understand the workings of a biological system, such as the system that keeps the heart beating rhythmically.

Answer B. True

Question 6 : Geneticists use computers to:

Answer D. Accomplish all of the above

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