From molecules to systems: the importance of looking both ways.

  title={From molecules to systems: the importance of looking both ways.},
  author={Alexander Powell and John Dupr{\'e}},
  journal={Studies in history and philosophy of biological and biomedical sciences},
  volume={40 1},
Although molecular biology has meant different things at different times, the term is often associated with a tendency to view cellular causation as conforming to simple linear schemas in which macro-scale effects are specified by micro-scale structures. The early achievements of molecular biologists were important for the formation of such an outlook, one to which the discovery of recombinant DNA techniques, and a number of other findings, gave new life even after the complexity of genotype… CONTINUE READING
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