A reductionist ’ s systems biology

  title={A reductionist ’ s systems biology},
  author={Peter K. Sorger},
To tackle the complexity inherent in understanding large networks of interacting biomolecules, systems biology emphasizes cybernetic and systems theoretical approaches. The resulting focus on organization independent of physical manifestation threatens to throw away all that has been learned from molecular studies and ignores the reality that biologists are drawn together more by a shared interest in mechanism and structure than anything else. The field of reaction engineering suggests a… CONTINUE READING