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[A&C seminar] Phylogenetic Tree Reconstructions With Insertions and Deletions
Speaker: Avinatan Hassidim , MIT
Phylogenetic trees represent evolutionary history, by showing the course of evolution from some far common ancestor to today's species. This history has applications to better understanding of the development of different species, and also has medical applications. Building these trees is done by modeling evolution as a stochastic process, and following the DNA of different species. We propose a new reconstruction algorithm, and show that it has desirable properties.