Biological Systems: Complexity and Artificial Life

Biological Systems: Complexity and Artificial Life

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The exponential increase in computing power in the late twentieth century has allowed researchers to gather, process and analyze large volumes of information and construct rational paradigms of ...
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The Vision of Classical Molecular Biology and its Limits

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Jacques Ricard


Molecular approach has been, for decades, the classical way for studying biological problems. It implies that the essential biological properties can be reduced to the study of two classes of biomolecules, namely nucleic acids and proteins. The interest and the limits of the so-called molecular biology are discussed in this Chapter.


Honorary Director of the Jacques Monod Institute CNRS, Paris cedex 5, France