Complex systems biology

  title={Complex systems biology},
  author={Avi Ma’ayan},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
  • Avi Ma’ayan
  • Published 1 September 2017
  • Biology
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface
Complex systems theory is concerned with identifying and characterizing common design elements that are observed across diverse natural, technological and social complex systems. Systems biology, a more holistic approach to study molecules and cells in biology, has advanced rapidly in the past two decades. However, not much appreciation has been granted to the realization that the human cell is an exemplary complex system. Here, I outline general design principles identified in many complex… 

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