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How to Control Complex Networks

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Network controllability structure

MIT and Northeastern University researchers devised a computer algorithm that can generate a controllability structure for any complex network; the red points are "driver nodes" that can control the rest of the nodes (green).

Mauro Martino

At first glance, a diagram of the complex network of genes that regulate cellular metabolism might seem hopelessly complex, and efforts to control such a system futile.

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