Hearing on the emerging new scientific field of computational biology, which is concerned with the application of advanced computation & communication technologies to understanding the complexity of biological systems. Witnesses: Ingrid C. Burke, Dept. of Forestry Sciences, Colorado State Univ.; Mary E. Clutter, assist. dir. for the Directorate for Biological Research, NSF; David L. Kingsbury, professor & dir., Human Genome Data Base, Johns Hopkins Univ.; John C. Mazziota, Prof., UCLA School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurology; & Robert Swenson, V.P. for Research, Creativity, & Technology Transfer, Montana State Univ.