Biological Information as Set-Based Complexity

  title={Biological Information as Set-Based Complexity},
  author={David J. Galas and Matti Nykter and Gregory W. Carter and Nathan D. Price and Ilya Shmulevich},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
The significant and meaningful fraction of all the potential information residing in the molecules and structures of living systems is unknown. Sets of random molecular sequences or identically repeated sequences, for example, would be expected to contribute little or no useful information to a cell. This issue of quantitation of information is important since the ebb and flow of biologically significant information is essential to our quantitative understanding of biological function and… CONTINUE READING
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