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Science Advances  18 Sep 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 38, eaba0398
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba0398

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vol. 6 no. 38

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  • Received for publication October 31, 2019
  • Accepted for publication July 28, 2020
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  1. Junyu Cao1,
  2. Alexander B. Herman2,
  3. Geoffrey B. West3,4,
  4. Gina Poe5 and
  5. Van M. Savage3,6,*
  1. 1Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA.
  2. 2Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  3. 3Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
  4. 4Department of Mathematics, Imperial College, London, UK.
  5. 5Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  6. 6Departments of Computational Medicine and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: vsavage{at}


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