From DNA- to NA-centrism and the conditions for gene-centrism revisited

@article{DeTige2014FromDT,
  title={From DNA- to NA-centrism and the conditions for gene-centrism revisited},
  author={Alexis De Ti{\`e}ge and Koen B. Tanghe and Johan Braeckman and Yves van de Peer},
  journal={Biology \& Philosophy},
  year={2014},
  volume={29},
  pages={55-69}
}
First the ‘Weismann barrier’ and later on Francis Crick’s ‘central dogma’ of molecular biology nourished the gene-centric paradigm of life, i.e., the conception of the gene/genome as a ‘central source’ from which hereditary specificity unidirectionally flows or radiates into cellular biochemistry and development. Today, due to advances in molecular genetics and epigenetics, such as the discovery of complex post-genomic and epigenetic processes in which genes are causally integrated, many… 
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